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Public Sector Solutions

Public Sector Solutions Live Stage is specifically designed for high-level procurement professionals to look at the pre-procurement challenges in order to encourage innovation at an early stage. Some experts in the field will talk you through their experiences, and will challenge your perceptions and encourage you to think about procurement in a different way.

As a delegate you will get the chance to learn about:

  • Issues and challenges in the commissioning process
  • How to get started with a project
  • How public sector can learn from the private sector
  • What potential your organisation could reach in the future
Agenda

Experts in the field will talk you through their experiences and challenge your perceptions to encourage you to think about procurement in a different way.

10:25 - 10:30

Welcome

David Smith

Former Commercial Director, DWP & Lead Judge, UK National GO Awards 2020/2021
10:30 - 10:50

Opening Keynote Address

Simon Tse

CEO, Crown Commercial Service (CSS)
10:50 - 11:20

Procurement in a Post-Brexit World

Chairman:

Grahame Steed

Content, Research and Communications Director, BiP Solutions

Panel Members:

Tina Holland

Improvement Manager, Local Government Association

Michelle van Toop

Associate Director of Procurement & Contracting, NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group

Chris Cuthell

Head of Procurement, Accent Housing

Lee Tribe

Commercial Director, Home Office

With UK government public procurement spend totalling around £284 bn per year, public sector buyers account for around 13% of UK GDP. It’s therefore essential to consider the potential impact of Brexit on various possible scenarios, such as a ‘no-deal Brexit’, on public procurement – as well as highlighting potential areas of opportunity.

Capturing the opinions of procurement leaders allows for developing a real picture of the level of knowledge and aspirations of the public sector, in addition to what is already known about the legal position of procurement in relation to Brexit.

This panel debate will see buyers and suppliers discussing the following:

  • How have attitudes towards No Deal Brexit and preparation for it changed since the report was published?
  • What are their biggest concerns?
  • Now that we are leaving, what else will they be doing to prepare for this eventuality?
  • How much of an issue is it?
  • Stats about how much public sector business is facilitated with companies outside of the UK, and the ability/capacity of UK suppliers to take up the slack if these businesses no longer support the UK public sector.
11:30 - 12:00

Applying Commercial Strategy in Public Sector

Adam Stewart

Central Government Lead

Hema Purohit

Head of Public Sector UKI, Google

More coming soon
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Supply Chain & Risk Management

The Supply Chain and Risk Management Live Stage underlines just how essential transparency is in this area. Knowing who your suppliers are is just the start – understanding who supplies them, what their ownership structure is and whether their business is sustainable in the long term are just a few of the essential factors in the post-Carillion world. Our experts will help you understand what you need to know and how to assess risk and opportunity effectively.

As a delegate you will get the chance to learn about:

  • How to define risk within your supply chain
  • Using data-led intelligence to identify potential current and future risk
  • The questions to ask your suppliers to determine their social, moral and environmental credentials
  • Emerging trends in governance and compliance
Agenda

Experts in these areas will use their expertise and experiences to encourage you to help develop your understanding and capabilities in this area

12.00 - 12.30

Today’s Challenges for Professionals in Procurement & Supply

Malcolm Harrison

Group CEO, Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)

These are exciting yet challenging times for procurement and supply professionals, who are increasingly managing what is probably the broadest remit we have ever seen.  Cyber security, the scrutiny of ethical sourcing, the urgency of the sustainability agenda and the need for fully visible and transparent supply chains are all adding to our challenges.  All this, on top of the tasks of continuing to ensure supply and delivering more value, is increasing the demand for highly skilled procurement and supply professionals, so we must be ready to grab the opportunities ahead.

12.30 - 13.00

Risk Management Linked to Insurance Procurement

Agnieszka Gajli

Category Manager - Corporate Services at YPO
13.00 - 13.45

Understanding Supply Chains Through Data

Grahame Steed

Content, Research and Communications Director, BiP Solutions
13.45 - 14.15

Cartel Dangers in Public Sector Procurement – What You Need to Know

Georgina Laverack

Assistant Director, CMA Cartels Team
14.15 - 14.45

2020: Looking Forward

Lee Tribe

Commercial Director, Home Office
More coming soon
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Technology & Digital
Technology & Digital

A growing emphasis is being placed on inventing and adopting innovative solutions to sustain and further develop the quality of public procurement across the UK’s marketplace, with the ambition being to streamline the procurement of goods and services and reduce costs through innovation, process transformation and adoption of digital technologies.

Agenda

The Technology & Digital Academy Zone at Procurex will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to participate in a range of interactive training sessions and workshops, designed to provide an insight into the latest development and initiatives that are both planned and currently being delivered across the UK’s public procurement marketplace.

10.35 - 11.00

New Decade - New Opportunities, New Challenges Ahead for Professionals in Procurement & Supply

Malcolm Harbour CBE

Chair, LGA Task & Finish Group on Public Procurement of Innovation
11.00 - 11.30

Effective Management of a Dynamic Purchasing System

Scott McKechnie

Business Development Manager, Delta eSourcing
11.40 - 12.00

Digital procurement, how to win this relay race?

Emilia Cedeno

Crown Commercial Service (CCS)

Nicola Badley

Crown Commercial Service (CCS)

12.00 - 12.30

Smart Cities

Roger Burke Hamilton

Non Executive Director, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
13.00 - 14.30

Challenge-Led Innovation Procurement and SBRI

Steve Sopp

Relationship Manager for Advanced Propulsion Centre Programme (APC), Innovate UK
13.30 - 14:00

Gemserv

Edward Williams

Head of Digital Transformation, Gemserv
14.00 - 14.30

Before you migrate, get your plan straight!

Andrew Horler

Managing Direcor & CTO, AMDH Services Limited
More coming soon
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Social Value
Social Value

Delivering good quality public services within budget and offering added value is key. Social value in the procurement process is crucial to councils and is a keyway of helping improve local economic growth.

Social Value reflects an increased focus and ambition for a significant culture change across all public bodies, buyers and commissioning services to ensure that Social Value is not only adequately improved upon and considered in local government but is also incorporated as a requirement within central government’s procurement process.

Agenda

This year’s Social Value Academy Zone will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to participate in a range of interactive training sessions and workshops, showcasing Social Value initiatives and best practice within local government procurement.

10.30 - 10.45

How can the public sector deliver on their social value objectives?

Sarah MacNab

Head of Social Value, Bloom Procurement Services
10.45 - 11.15

Delivering social & economic value for your community through effective SME engagement

Gillian Askew

Director, All Things Procurement

Rachel Woodward

Senior Category Manager, North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC)

11.15 - 11.45

Get Strategic with Social Value - Find Out How to Grow Your Business Through Embedding International Standards for Social Value

Ben Carpenter

CEO, Social Value UK
11.45 - 12.15

Supporting Active Ageing in the Procurement Process

Chris Ball

Research Associate Newcastle University Business School
12.15 - 12.45

Tackling Modern Slavery in Supply Chains

Emma Scott

Representation Manager, Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)
12.45 - 13.15

Zero waste, Zero Carbon

Amber Greenhalgh

Commercial Director, B&M Waste
13.15 - 13.45

Using Social Value across Public Sector

Guy Battle

CEO, Social Value Portal
13.45 - 14.15

NEPRO³: Innovation in Professional Services

Adam Smith

Commercial Manager

Steven Sinclair

Procurement & Commercial Director

14.15 - 14.30

Being a Net-Zero Hero in IT Procurement

Steve Haskew

Strategic Sustainability Exec, Circular Computing
More coming soon
Subject to change

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Procurement Skills

Attending the Procurement Skills Academy at Procurex National will allow you to further your career development opportunities by upskilling in key areas of public sector procurement. These interactive zones will offer a one stop shop for anyone looking to improve their knowledge of procurement. Sessions are free to attend, and ALL sessions are CPD Certified and count towards CIPS Chartered Status

Agenda
09.30 - 10.00

The use of Regulation 32 for Urgent Requirements

Eddie Regan

Principal Procurement Consultant
10.00 - 10.30

Rules on Extensions to Existing Contracts

Eddie Regan

Principal Procurement Consultant
10.30 - 11.00

Working with your Suppliers

Eddie Regan

Principal Procurement Consultant
11:00 - 11:30

The Procurement Commercial Lifecycle

Glenn St John-Colgan

Managing Director, Augmentas Group
11.30 - 12.00

The Light Touch Regime

Phil Kinnell

Senior Consultancy and Training Manager
12.00 - 12.30

Alternative Evaluation Models

Eddie Regan

Principal Procurement Consultant
12.30 - 13.00

Impact of Brexit on Public Procurement

Phil Kinnell

Senior Consultancy and Training Manager
More coming soon
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Bid Support
Bid Support

Make the most of your day by visiting the Procurement Skills Academy - Bid Support Zone covering topics such as the do’s and don’ts of tendering as well as other relevant procurement training topics. The Bid Support Zone delivers a variety of Bid Support related topics including Understanding Added Value and Tips to Improve your Bid.

Agenda

You may have little experience of bidding or you may have lots, however, just how much do you really understand about the process and what the buyer is looking for?

Do you know that the public sector is moving towards life-cycle costing and ensuring that the specification takes consideration of issues, other than just price? Can you interpret a specification to find out exactly what the buyer is looking for or do you spend a lot of time responding but not winning?

The sessions in the Bid Support Zone will look at key issues including What the Buyer Really Wants, Tips to Improve your Bid and Your Rights at Standstill.

13.00 - 13.30

Procurement Opportunities and Requirements

Eddie Regan

Principal Procurement Consultant
13.30 - 14.00

Delivering through Framework Agreements

Eddie Regan

Principal Procurement Consultant
14.00 - 14.30

Creating Winning Environments

Jeremy Brim

Managing Director, Growth Ignition
14.30 - 15.00

How the Procurement Procedures are used

Eddie Regan

Principal Procurement Consultant
15.00 - 15.30

Public Procurement: It’s time to engage earlier

Dominic Febers

Business Growth Advisor, Tracker
15.30 - 16.00

Understanding Added Value

Eddie Regan

Principal Procurement Consultant
More coming soon
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Procurement Excellence

The GO Excellence Live Stage will feature interviews with this year’s GO Excellence in Public Procurement Awards UK National finalists and judges and will feature those organisations excelling in areas including Social Value, Team Work, Environmental Impact and Best Service.

Attending the GO Excellence Live Stage will give delegates a unique opportunity to hear directly from organisations within the public, private and third sectors who have delivered an outstanding project, service or initiative for the public sector.

Full agenda details for the GO Excellence Live Stage will be announced in the coming weeks.

For further information on the UK National GO Awards 2020, including a full list of this year’s finalist organisations, please visit: www.goawards.co.uk/national.