UPM Consultancy & Services Sdn. Bhd. (UPMCS) is a subsidiary of UPMHoldings, a wholly-owned company by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).
UPMCS was founded in 1980 as Consultancy Unit to promote the expertise in UPM that could be utilized by government agencies and industries. In 15 July 1996, this unit was upgraded to University Business Centre (UBC) as a coordinating body for all consultancy works undertaken by university through its Consultancy Division. Since that time, UBC has expanded and developed more business activities until it was established as UPMHoldings in 2009.
To date, UPMCS acts as the liaison between UPM and related markets and industries to manage, coordinate, and fully utilize professional research expertise and services available in UPM, to help promote innovation and technology in steady stream of Research & Development (R&D) activities through smart partnership.
UPMCS aims to provide a top-notch consultancy by improving the management enhancement of projects through efficient financial, marketing, administrative and delivery management. Recognition of UPM’s status as a premier Research University is an added incentive for UPMCS to maintain the tradition of excellence in service and business particularly in research and consultancy services.
As a registered consultant with the government, statutory bodies and private agencies, UPMCS Consultancy Unit also is responsible to:
· Be actively involved in marketing and negotiations, discussions with clients and in arriving at suitable solutions to client and negotiator agreements
· Prepare contract agreements between clients and UPM consultants
· Audit consultancy projects to ensure that they are carried out in accordance with agreed terms and schedule