What is the Procurement Act – and why does it matter? - 10:10 - 10:40
Session sets out the key background, drivers and purpose of the Procurement Act and what the main implications will be for buyers and suppliers.
Designed to create a consistent level of understanding and to highlight those areas that suppliers should be considering now.
Will focus on the 'technical' aspects of change but also touch on some of the behavioral and cultural aspects that will be evolving as we move towards implementation and beyond.
Suppliers will be challenged to think about what opportunities this presents for them to do things differently and how they can act as partners to buyers within a period of transition.
How delivering social value and sustainability can help you win more public sector business - 10:40 - 11:10
Session focuses on the delivery of social value and sustainability within public sector contracts
How are social value and sustainability defined and what policies already exist in these areas?
How will the Procurement Act further embed these into buyer requirements and intended outcomes?
What do suppliers need to do?
What are great examples of social value and sustainability deliverability?
How will these areas be measured and managed by buyers in future?
Making your mark - how to successfully engage with buyers and market opportunities - 11:30 - 12:00
Market engagement is an important tenent of the Procurement Act - encouraging buyers to open up their supply chains to new entrants
From a supplier perspective - what does market engagement look like and how can you use it to create competitive advantage?
How and when can you engage with buyers - and when can't you?
What do buyers want to know - and how do you get them interested in what you have to say?
How do you maintain great relationships and deliver increased value once you've won a tender?
Transparency and fairness: how the new regulations will help suppliers identify more current and future opportunities - 13:15 - 13:45
This session focuses on how the Procurement Act will deliver on its promise for greater transparency and SME participation
Where does the Procurement Act specifically focus on creating more transparency?
What are the new notice types and procedures that suppliers should be aware of?
How can suppliers use pipeline and award notices to build a forward view of opportunity?
What is the Central Digital Platform and how do suppliers register?
Understanding Frameworks, DPS and the new Competitive Flexible Procedure: what the new rules will mean and how to maximise their benefits - 14:10 - 14:40
This session provides an overview of changes to frameworks and DPS and also the introduction of the new Competitive Flexible Procedure
The session will explain what buyers (and suppliers) can and can't do under these new rules
14:40 - 15:10
Action Plan – The critical next steps for successful preparation
Action Plan – The critical next steps for successful preparation - 14:40 - 15:10