Helping Universities drive whole-life value from their contracts

Delivering 10% improvement

We can help your University reduce costs by 10% and improve supplier performance by a similar margin.


The research in conjunction with HEPA clearly illustrates that Universities recognise the significant opportunity improving Contract Management can deliver.

Research: Contract Management in Universities 2021

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Research highlights

It’s clear that Universities not only recognise the opportunity effective contract management offers, but are also committed to improvement.


of University HoPs believe improved contract management would reduce costs by at least 5%-10%. 25% believe it would reduce costs by more than 10%.


of University HoPs agree or strongly agree they have experienced first hand significant problems that more effective contract management would have prevented.


Almost half of University HoPs believe improved contract management deliver supplier performance improvement of more than 10%.

Recognising the opportunity

While it’s clear that some elements of contract management represent a challenge for Universities, Heads of Procurement recognise the opportunity and are committed to improvement.


of University HoPs intend to improve their management and governance of contracts.


of University HoPs cite improving services and supplier performance as a motivation for improving contract management.

Services for Universities

We help Universities deliver more for less from their contract spend. From procurement to contract management, we deliver whole-life value, savings, improved supplier performance and real control.

Contract Management

Driving optimal outcomes from contract management

You know that improving your contract management will deliver improved outcomes. Our innovative approach to contract management will help you deliver whole-life value and savings, improved supplier performance and change management while  reducing contract-related risks.

Category Management

Expert management of specialist categories

Effective category management requires real category expertise and significant resource. For almost 30 years, we have helped our clients deliver savings, control and compliance in a range of specialist categories – from hard FM and medical device maintenance to leasing and waste management.


Delivering whole-life value

With experience of both procuring and managing large and complex contracts, we deliver a cradle-to-grave solution, focusing on building and maintaining whole-life value.

Our technology

Unique technology that drives activity and puts you in control

From procuring and managing important contracts to management of equipment, the right technology is critical to drive activity, store data and effectively manage suppliers. All of our services are underpinned by our unique online platform, OPTIMiSe, developed over 20 years to put you in control. 

“We appointed Lifecycle to assist us with preparing for our internal audit into Procurement and Finance. The team Lifecyle deployed worked enthusiastically and diligently to gather, collate, review and prepare information required for the audit. They also compiled a contract database and provided guidance and contract management support which was invaluable to the overall success of the project.”

Davinder Sarai

Interim Head of Procurement

University of West London

We’d love to hear from you.

Let us know how we can help and we’ll be in touch.
Or call Jonathan Elsmore-Wickens, our Managing Director, on 07979 495986.