Get involved

All procurement (or any other) staff at our member institutions can have their own HEPA (and BUFDG) account. This provides access to procurement and financial resources, information, reports, news, the discussion boards, and online and face-to face training.

If your institution is a member of BUFDG then you can sign up for a HEPA website account here

If you're not sure if your institution is a member or not, take a look at the list of members here


Already a member? Find out what opportunities are open to you


If your institution is not yet a member

If your institution is not yet a member but is interested in joining BUFDG, then read on to find out more about the benefits of BUFDG and HEPA. With your BUFDG membership and BUFDG and HEPA website accounts you can:


Team development

Access all the e-learning modules, training events, turnover group meetings, and BUFDG and HEPA conferences, for you and your colleagues



Technical support

Get procurement, technical tax and employment taxes support and guidance from our three in-house specialists



Instant knowledge

Search and download hundreds of useful resources and guides covering a wide range of subject areas, and use the busy discussion boards to ask questions of colleagues from across the sector. You’ll also benefit from the knowledge, insight, and contacts of Ashley at HEPA, and Karel and the rest of the BUFDG team



Procurement Value Survey

Benefit from contributing to and learning from the annual PVS, which enables you to record your procurement related efficiencies, and report appropriately.



Special reports

Contribute to, and access special projects and reports including the annual Heads of Procurement and other surveys, and special guides such as Understanding University Finance and the Guide to UK Universities and Tax



Sector advocacy

Have a say on, and contribute to, our liaison and advocacy work with HMRC, the Office for Students, UUK, Purchasing Consortia, and other sector bodies


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