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29th & 30th June 2021

  • Day 1 - 29th June
  • Day 2 - 30th June
8:30 am
Online Login and Registration
  • Match making networking and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • A next generation conference engagement platform
8:45 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation summit platform.

Our team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools during the day.

9:10 am
Chair’s Opening Remarks
Matthew Rees
Matthew Rees
Director, Commercial Hub
National Audit Office 
Confirmed
9:20 am
Opening Keynote Address: Challenges and Opportunities in 2021 - Adapting to Change through Unprecedented Times
  • Responding to COVID-19 and facilitating the transition to the future system of public procurement
  • Levelling the playing field for SME’s supplying to the public sector
  • How are we going to strengthen social value, modern slavery and sustainability in our solutions
  • Power to your procurement – Supporting the Government’s ambitions around Carbon Net Zero – what does it mean for your estates, energy and infrastructure
Simon Tse
Simon Tse
Chief Executive Officer
Crown Commercial Service
Confirmed
9:45 am
Panel Discussion: Transforming Public Procurement – So Long Red Tape, Hello Golden Thread
  • How has 2020/2021 and Covid-19 reshaped the debate around public procurement?
  • Emerging from the Lockdown – what next for public procurement?
  • How the Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper is set to impact public sector procurement
  • Whether the green paper goes far enough and what it will mean for central and local government
  • Upskilling commercial teams
Lindsay Maguire
Lindsay Maguire
Head of Small Business Policy
Cabinet Office
Confirmed
Malcolm Harrison
Malcolm Harrison
CEO
Charted Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)
Confirmed
Marco Salzedo
Marco Salzedo
Director of Commercial and Contract Management Capability
Cabinet Office
Confirmed
10:25 am
Break, Virtual Exhibition Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual conference: meet up with fellow delegates and exhibitors, make connections, tour our real-time resources or join one of Fireside Chats & Roundtables?

Fireside Chat 1
Fireside Chat 2
Cartel dangers in public sector procurement – what you need to know

Bid rigging, where two or more rival companies secretly agree that one of them will win a contract during a tender process, is a type of cartel conduct. It can inflate contract costs by as much as 30%, tricking procurers into thinking that the prices and bids submitted are a result of genuine competition when in reality they’re being ripped off. At the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the UK’s competition watchdog, we’ve come down hard on businesses caught doing this. We fined five businesses a total of over £7 million for their part in cover bidding activity in the office fit-out sector. Six directors were also disqualified.

Georgina’s presentation will lift the lid on this case and others that have affected public spend, drawing out lessons learnt.

Georgina Laverack
Georgina Laverack
Assistant Director, Cartels Enforcement Team
Competition and Markets Authority
Confirmed
Transformational Procurement: How to Drive Cost Savings, Greener Solutions and Innovative Service Delivery through Frontier Technology
  • How technologies can improve outcomes – both in term of organisations financial resilience and the communities they serve?
  • Can technology reduce both the time organisations spend on procurement processes and associated risks?
  • Can frontier technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence or machine learning be realistically and practically applied to deliver the transform procurement?

This fireside chat is an opportunity to hear Andrew Burns, Chairman of CIPFA CPRAS Technology Procurement Association (CCTPA) and CIPFA local government associate director, and Richard Hallewell, Chief Executive of CCTPA and CPRAS, explore the procurement and organisational challenge and technology’s impact upon the public sector– plus this event offers a great opportunity to input your thoughts, challenges, successes and ask questions around transformation procurement.

Richard Hallewell
Richard Hallewell
Chief Executive
CIPFA CPRAS Technology Procurement Association
Confirmed
Andrew Burns
Andrew Burns
Chairman
CIPFA CPRAS Technology Procurement Association
Confirmed
11:00 am
Local Government Stream
Sustainability, Social Value & Green Procurement
Procurement as a public service
  • Vision 2030: Local Government Procurement as a Public Service
  • Knowing what we don’t know about localism and other trade-offs
  • What streetlights can tell us about the future of local government procurement
Sascha Haselmayer
Sascha Haselmayer
Fellow
New America
Confirmed
Getting to Net Zero

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and guests from Energy Savings Trust, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Bath and North East Somerset Council will be sharing thoughts and insights to help you on your Carbon Net Zero journey.

During the session we will be exploring key elements of your Carbon Net Zero (CNZ) journey, what steps you can take and how to break down your requirements into more manageable and achievable chunks. Then looking ahead at the challenges you may face and what you can do to combat them.

  • Coordination and cross-government action towards achieving net zero, supporting the development of strategy and driving delivery across government
  • Overcoming ‘gaps’ in procurement targets and standards to achieve net-zero carbon emissions
  • Managing risks and building resiliency
Noreen Winhall
Noreen Winhall
Commercial Director
Crown Commercial Service
Confirmed
Ian Featherstone
Ian Featherstone
Account Manager, Supply
Energy Saving Trust
Confirmed
Ben Golding
Ben Golding
Acting Director General, Net Zero Buildings and Industry
BEIS
Confirmed
Richard Howroyd
Richard Howroyd
Head of Strategic Procurement and Commissioning
Bath & North East Somerset Council
Confirmed
11:35 am
Local Government Stream
Sustainability, Social Value & Green Procurement
Security Threats in Procurement

We are delighted to welcome the CPNI at the Public Sector Show.

This session will show the range of malicious threats facing the public and private sector and the vulnerabilities that can be mitigated by forethought and proportionate countermeasures that enable rather than inhibit the desired innovation.

Head of Physical Security, CPNI
Head of Physical Security, CPNI
UK Government
Confirmed
Procurement with Purpose and Social Value – Are We Getting Confused? (And How Do We Make It All Work!)

Sustainable procurement and “procurement with purpose” are hot topics in the private sector, whilst the public sector tends to talk about procurement for “social value”. Is this terminology leading to confusion? And what can different sectors and organisations learn from each other? Peter will first unravel any confusion, then will:

  • Explain the different options within procurement for “purpose”/social value and how they link with different stakeholder groups
  • Suggest how you can develop a strategy to get the most out of procurement with purpose / social value in your organisation
  • Define the various ways in which you can work with suppliers to achieve your goals – and why some work better than others!
Peter Smith FCIPS
Peter Smith FCIPS
Author and MD
Procurement Excellence Ltd.
Confirmed
11:55 am
Digital Payments: Driving seamless experiences in the public sector

Session hosted by:

 

For those not familiar with Checkout.com, we’re the UK’s largest financial technology business – and one of the biggest globally.

Over the last nine years, we’ve built a global payments platform from our UK base, helping organizations to better manage their digital payments.

In short, we help organizations to receive payments from their service users – and to pay money out to them when the need arises – on a global scale.

Our cloud-based technology removes the complexity of the payments journey. It makes payments much more seamless for organizations than was ever possible in the past.

Through a single API integration with us, organizations can

  • access the fastest and most reliable payments in multiple currencies
  • accept all major international credit and debit cards, and popular alternative payment methods, through the global acquiring network we’ve built
  • and receive granular data on their payment flows, which they can use to adapt their service offering in response to customer behaviour.
Mike Benchimol
Mike Benchimol
Chief Operating Officer
Checkout.com
Confirmed
12:15 am
Morning Seminar 1
Morning Seminar 2
Morning Seminar 3
Preparing for the Future of Procurement in Public Sector: Focus on public service, not process and paperwork

Hosted by:

DocuSign logo

Public sector organisations are facing exacerbated challenges and uncertainty following the COVID-19 crisis. In order to maintain and provide quality services, these organisations are rethinking their processes and embracing new technologies.

DocuSign helps public sector organisations like Swansea Council to automate and simplify key processes so they can focus on what really matters, not paperwork.

In this session, we will look at:

  • How priorities for public sector have changed
  • Why technology is crucial to adapt to a changing landscape
  • The benefits of using DocuSign for a public sector customer
Gary Crowe
Gary Crowe
Public Sector AE – Local Government
DocuSign
Confirmed
Neraj Karwal
Neraj Karwal
Principal Solutions Consultant
DocuSign
Confirmed
Lee Morgan
Lee Morgan
Category Manager, Procurement
Swansea Council
Confirmed
Steven McShane
Steven McShane
Public Sector Director
Docusign
Confirmed
Realisation of Our Digital Vision and Community Benefits Through Smart Procurement

Hosted by:

Xerox logo

Prior to the onset of COVID, one of the most diverse London boroughs, Barking and Dagenham began initiating digital transformation efforts in partnership with Xerox to support their long-term vision: One borough, one community, no-one left behind. When pandemic restrictions were imposed, the council’s cloud and digital transition efforts were accelerated allowing the council to continue services and communication to their customers and fulfill procurement needs uninterrupted.

Hear from Paul Ingram, Chief Information Officer, and Carly Bucknell, Commercial Support Officer, on how the council was able to transition to digital and cloud-based services amidst a global pandemic and save around £200,000 for reinvestment in front-line services, in the first year alone.

Hear from the team and learn more about:

  • How smart procurement generated savings for reinvestment in front-line services
  • How to increase operational efficiencies through digitisation
  • How a collaborative partnership can deliver value and innovation
Leigh Gripton
Leigh Gripton
Senior Business Consultant (Public Sector)
Xerox
Confirmed
Paul Ingram
Paul Ingram
Chief Information Officer
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Confirmed
Carly Bucknell
Carly Bucknell
Commercial Support Officer
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Confirmed
The Digital Future of Public Services: Looking After the Community and Attracting the Best Talent Through Cost-Effective and Speedy Processes

Hosted by:

Nuance logo

 

This panel will discuss how technology can help the public and healthcare sector improve their internal processes; build bridges and collaborate with the community better to offer them efficient and innovative services.

There are six broad sections:

  • Streamlining workloads to tackle public service burnout
  • Reducing clinician burnout
  • Easing the pressure on local councils / government regulatory bodies
  • Easing the pressure on clinicians
  • Supporting social workers in critical roles
  • Dragon for public services
  • Dragon for healthcare
  • Audience Q&A
Tony Brown
Tony Brown
Join North Locality Director
NHS Northumberland CCG
Confirmed
Liz Halifax-Smith
Liz Halifax-Smith
Senior Dragon Sales Manager UK & Ireland
Nuance Communications
Confirmed
Vladimir Teodosiev
Vladimir Teodosiev
Sales Manager, UK & Ireland
Nuance Communications
Confirmed
Sonja Brown
Sonja Brown
Director
VoicePower Ltd
Confirmed
Dr Simon Wallace
Dr Simon Wallace
CCIO
Nuance Communications
Confirmed
1:00 pm
Break, Virtual Exhibition Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

During this break why not join one of four Fireside Chats & Roundtables

These sessions are open to all attendees and will allow you to drive your own learning and share experiences with others on a number of different subject areas in smaller, more interactive breakout rooms:

  • Purchasing with Purpose – how can we shift towards sustainable and ethical business
  • 2021 and beyond – what are the top priorities for the procurement function?
  • How can cloud-based procurement help protect your business?
  • How to partner with suppliers to drive value
  • Embedding Counter Fraud into the Commercial Lifecycle
  • Understanding dynamic purchasing systems
  • Helping you deliver Social Value in your procurement process?
  • Tech Procurement in Public Sector
  • Contract Management
  • Supplier Management
1:50 pm
Afternoon Seminar 1
Afternoon Seminar 2
Afternoon Seminar 3
Afternoon Seminar 4
Afternoon Seminar 5
Data Protection Trends in 2021 and how they are effecting Public Sector organisations

Veeam Software logo

 

As our societies become increasingly data-centric and more public services than ever are now online; data privacy, security and availability have never been so important. The diverse array of individuals and organisations public authorities deal with must interact with each other and look up information in a secure and seamless way.

In this session we will explore the current state of data management, protection and disaster recovery practices in some of our local councils and outline key learnings and recommendations to enable you to deal with your data more effectively.

Katherine Szelesi
Katherine Szelesi
Enterprise Account Executive
Veeam
Confirmed
Polina Shloido
Polina Shloido
Territory Manager
Veeam
Confirmed
Cath Parry
Cath Parry
Territory Manager
Veeam
Confirmed
Getting the best from your payments: Learnings from the private sector

adyen logo

 

First and foremost payments need to work. From tax bills to tuition fees and parking permits it’s critical your customers can pay quickly and easily. But payments have the potential to do so much more. When done right they can deliver additional revenue and increase efficiencies for public sector organisations.

Drawing on experiences from our work with customers like Facebook Uber Spotify Casper Bonobos and L’Oreal we’ll explore how the public sector can:

  • Reduce strain on support staff with payments that work first time
  • Streamline operations with one payments partner
  • Simplify reconciliation and provide predictable cash-flows
  • Support payment methods including e-wallets direct debit open banking and international methods with one integration
  • Monitor performance with a single view of payments across all departments
David Chapman
David Chapman
Enterprise Public Sector Lead
Adyen
Confirmed
Integrated Homeworking: The Key to a Greener Public Sector

Content Guru logo

 

The rise of disparate working has ushered in a new era of sustainability for the public sector. With staff working from home, public sector organisations and their employees have been able to cut down on the expense and environmental impact of both commuting, and maintaining large swathes of office space.

Homeworking has become a huge part of the drive towards green policies, social value, and increased sustainability. However, with the right solution in place, it can also be the key to community-wide systems integration, unlimited citizen engagement scalability, and enhanced, evergreen data security. Join Martin Taylor, Deputy CEO and Co-Founder of Content Guru, to discover the technology driving a more sustainable, scalable, and secure public sector.

Martin Taylor
Martin Taylor
Deputy CEO and Co-Founder
Content Guru
Confirmed
Addressing the increased financial risk from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Can a review result in a direct financial benefit at the same time?

twice2much logo

 

Twice2much share their experiences from undertaking reviews for Clients during the course of the pandemic, including highlighting examples where error payments have been made and identified generating direct financial benefits.

Responding to COVID-19 meant that many Public Sector organisations had to implement rapid changes to processes significantly increasing the potential risk of money being ‘lost’ due to fraud or error.

The challenge for ALL Public Sector organisations is how they can achieve assurance that money has not been lost during this pandemic and at the same time establish and/or quantify the value of losses.

This session will cover the following topics:

  • Background/challenges during the pandemic
  • Common examples of increased risks around payments to Suppliers
  • How to obtain assurance against these risks (utilising variation to existing framework)
  • Who in the organisation should procure this service?
  • How to use third party expertise and resources
  • How a ‘10 day COVID-19 Health Check’ helps organisations address the increased financial risks

Learning Points:

  • Impact of COVID-19 on ALL organisations (not just the Public Sector)
  • Highlighting of additional ‘fraud or error’ risks faced
  • Discussion of examples and types of errors that have occurred during the pandemic
  • Potential financial and resource benefits from such a review
  • Overview of the variation of the Framework Agreement
  • The practicalities of a review
Andrew Cushion
Andrew Cushion
Managing Directo
Twice2much
Confirmed
How Can Cloud Accelerate Transformation Whilst Providing Social Value?

UKCloud logo

 

In this presentation, Nicky Stewart and Andy Tait, will guide you through:

  • Why you shouldn’t compromise on social value or sustainability when procuring Cloud solutions.
  • Why it’s imperative to harness multi-cloud and technology neutral cloud services.
  • The easiest route from legacy IT to digital services and how to accelerate your digital transformation roadmap.
Andy Tait
Andy Tait
Director of Civil Government
UKCloud
Confirmed
Nicky Stewart
Nicky Stewart
Commercial Director
UKCloud
Confirmed
2:20 pm
Afternoon Streams

Choose the sessions that best suit your interests this afternoon, as we break out into three streams – Central GovernmentLocal Government and Sustainability, Social Value & Green Procurement

2:20 pm
Afternoon Keynote Address – Government Commercial Function – Driving Capability and Delivering Innovation through Public Procurement
  • Delivering a framework that delivers the best commercial outcomes for the public sector and business
  • Ensuring we build a commercial workforce for the future
  • Building the skills and capability to ensure taxpayers money is spent effectively and efficiently
Gareth Rhys Williams
Gareth Rhys Williams
Government Chief Commercial Officer & Non-Executive Director
Confirmed
2:45 pm
Local Government Stream
Sustainability, Social Value & Green Procurement
Supplier Risk Management

This presentation will describe the innovative approach used by Essex County Council to collate publicly available data and internal intelligence to create a holistic view of supplier risk in the social care sector. It will describe how this model has been used to proactively manage risk and target interventions to help the market recover from the impact of COVID-19.

Steve Ede
Steve Ede
Head of Procurement
Essex County Council
Confirmed
Case Study: Manchester City Council’s Approaches to Commissioning and Procurement

Exploring Manchester City Council’s approach to recovery initiatives from the pandemic and carbon reduction through new approaches to commissioning and procurement activity.

Peter Schofield
Peter Schofield
Head of Integrated Commissioning and Procurement
Manchester City Council
Confirmed
3:05 pm
Central Government Stream
Local Government Stream
Sustainability, Social Value & Green Procurement
Case Study: Contract Management: Supplier Management and Contract Exit

An award-winning government department will discuss their approach to integrating commercial, delivery and finance teams across contracts and suppliers. They will cover complex supply chains and contract exit to demonstrate the benefits of collaboration.

Garry Chambers MBE FCCA MCIPS FIEP
Garry Chambers MBE FCCA MCIPS FIEP
Associate Commercial Practitioner
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Fellow of the Institute of Employability Professionals
Confirmed
Mark Leigh
Mark Leigh
Deputy Director, Head of Employment Services Category
Department for Work and Pensions and Fellow of the Institute of Employability Professionals
Confirmed
Local Government in Focus – Collaborative Procurement
  • Benefits of collaborative procurement 
  • How the changing working landscape can benefit collaborativeworking 
  • How shared services can help you deliver your procurement outcomes 
  • How do you know how well a shared service is operating and can it do even more? 
Nichola Cooke
Nichola Cooke
Assistant Director (Development)
STAR Procurement
Confirmed
Driving Sustainable Value in Post Covid Recovery – The Challenge Ahead
  • Meeting the local government challenge through COVID-19 
  • Examining the evolving financial pressures on local government 
  • What support can be provided from central government?  
  • Effective innovative ways to delivering new services and to meet responsibilities for supporting financial sustainability across the sector 
Rosie Pearson
Rosie Pearson
Corporate Director
Local Partnerships
Confirmed
3:25 pm
Break, Virtual Exhibition Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual conference, meet up with fellow delegates and exhibitors, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

Breaktime Seminar: The Digital Cottage Economy: How Flexible Working is Reinvigorating Local Communities

For thousands of years, before the industrial revolution, the UK operated within a cottage economy. Citizens worked from their homes, and spent their money within their local communities.

The rise of digitally-powered homeworking has re-established this pre-industrial lifestyle.

By allowing employees to choose where they are based, flexible working policies are helping to iron out regional inequalities, and create greater economic opportunities for smaller towns and local businesses in the now non-dormitory countryside.

However, how can we be sure that long-term flexible working will have a lasting impact on local communities? And how can organisations build ‘work from wherever’ strategies that support those employees who can’t work from their home environment?

Join Content Guru for a roundtable discussion in which we’ll be exploring how flexible working is the key to building resilient, sustainable local economies.

James Horsley
James Horsley
APAC and UK Health & Public Sector Team Lead
Content Gur
Confirmed
Graeme Walker
Graeme Walker
Director
Content Guru
Confirmed
3:50 pm
Panel: Procurement as an Innovation Driver

The recent Green Paper acknowledged that Public Procurement has “significant potential as a strategic lever to drive innovation in the UK” but offered a limited range of proposals in response. In this session, we bring together speakers with global experience in innovation procurement to show how it can boost innovative products and services, engage inventive providers, nurture start-ups, and grow innovation hubs across the UK. They will consider how strategic procurement can underpin ambitions for post COVID recovery, levelling up, and meeting zero carbon goals.

Malcolm Harbour CBE
Malcolm Harbour CBE
Associate
Connected Places Catapult
Confirmed
Dr Ian Brotherston
Dr Ian Brotherston
Head of Public Sector Innovation Strategy
Innovate UK (part of UKRI)
Confirmed
4:20 pm
Panel: The Procurement Vision for the Public Sector – Forecasting the Future
  • Developing standards and capabilities for better procurement
  • Collaborating to develop procurement-related expertise across the public sector
  • The Strategic Importance of procurement in responding to the challenges facing public authorities, especially in delivering zero carbon goals
  • The need to integrate procurement into innovation policy, its effectiveness in exploiting new technologies and supporting inventive companies, especially SMEs
  • How procurement can boost “levelling up” by becoming the core programme for regional innovation hubs
Georgina Aplin
Georgina Aplin
Deputy Director, Local Government Commercial
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Confirmed
Darren Knowd
Darren Knowd
Chief Procurement Officer
Durham County Council
Confirmed
Malcolm Harbour CBE
Malcolm Harbour CBE
Associate
Connected Places Catapult
Confirmed
Samantha Butler
Samantha Butler
Head of Social Value Skills and Engagement, Commercial Policy
Cabinet Office
Confirmed
5:00 pm
End of Day 1
9:30 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation summit platform.

Our team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools during the day.

9:55 am
Chair’s Opening Remarks
Benjamin Taylor
Benjamin Taylor
Chief Executive
Public Service Transformation Academy
Confirmed
10:05 am
Opening Keynote: Planning for the Future - Public Sector Reform and Public Procurement

As we move through 2021, a new procurement regime, no longer bound by EU Directives will be put in place, aiming to promoting British business and the local economy. In this session we will look at the impact of Brexit on public procurement

Sam Rowbury
Sam Rowbury
Director, Commercial Policy
Cabinet Office
Confirmed
10:30 am
Digital Accessibility
Complex Transactions
Public Sector Digital Accessibility: What you Need to Know
  • Introduction to accessibility regulation
  • Understanding the digital accessibility regulations
  • Outline accessibility responsibilities of those procuring websites/apps
  • Top tips for those responsible for procuring accessible website/apps and how to manage the relationship with suppliers to ensure products deliver meet legal standards and maximise the benefits to users
Richard Morton
Richard Morton
Head of Accessibility for Government at Central Digital and Data Office
Government Digital Service
Confirmed
The Complex Transaction Team’s role in the Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic

In March 2020 the Government stepped up its commercial response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Complex Transactions team quickly re-deployed its resources to critical activities, including the Ventilator Challenge, procurement of PPE, testing capabilities, the set-up of the Nightingale Hospitals, and the Civil Contingencies Secreatriat’s ‘Excess Deaths’ programme, providing leadership in delivering the commercial arrangements to secure supplies and services, and working at rapid pace under highly pressurised conditions. CTT enabled the delivery of 15,154 ventilators, designed and built within 4.5 months, and 32bn pieces of PPE, as well as increasing daily testing capacity from 3,000 to 100,000 in 6 weeks. The team was awarded the Civil Service Award for Commercial 2021 in recognition of its work in this area, in part due to glowing testimonials from senior government officials and ministers.  

Key points arising from the response that I will speak to include:   

  • Challenges working across government;   
  • Looking after ourselves and our teams (during and after);   
  • Post-Covid crisis response, what have we learned? 
Max Cairnduff
Max Cairnduff
Director, Complex Transactions Team
Cabinet Office
Confirmed
11:00 am
Break, Virtual Exhibition Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual conference, meet up with fellow delegates and exhibitors, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

11:30 am
Contract Management
Modern Slavery
The Art of Successful Contract Management
  • Transforming public procurement through better contract management
  • Achieving better outcomes and performance from your suppliers with the latest guidance, tools and techniques
  • Best practice in contract management – challenges and successes
  • The future of contract management
Nicola Holderness
Nicola Holderness
Associate Programme Director
Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA)
Confirmed
Karen Lawrence
Karen Lawrence
Associate Commercial Specialist
Government Commercial Organisation
Confirmed
Modern slavery and public procurement
  • Introduction to modern slavery and the UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015
  • Understanding modern slavery risks in public procurement
  • Leading by example: leveraging the power of public procurement to address modern slavery
Dr Akilah Jardine
Dr Akilah Jardine
Research Fellow in Antislavery Business and Communities
The Rights Lab, University of Nottingham
Confirmed
12:05 pm
Local Economies
PFI Contract Expiry
Panel: Creating resilient and sustainable local economies through procurement
  • With the economic impact of COVID-19 already impacting regions and localities, this panel session explores the way procurement can help local economies to promote employment creation and regenerate.
  • Procurement as an enabler for employment and economic sustainability
  • The impact of COVID-19 on different sectors and demographics
  • Challenges with local supply chains in terms of capability, skills and product
  • Mapping spending and local impact
  • Raising living standards of localities and their residents
  • Cultivating participation and citizen engagement
Peter Schofield
Peter Schofield
Head of Integrated Commissioning and Procurement
Manchester City Council
Confirmed
Rachel Bentley
Rachel Bentley
Associate Director
Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)
Confirmed
PFI Contract Expiry

An informal discussion around the topic of PFI contract expiry. In particular, to tease out some of the issues that the DVLA is experiencing in their process.  The session will cover:

  • Introduction to PFI Contract Expiry
  • The DVLA Accommodation PFI Contract
  • Key issues to consider when preparing for PFI Contract Expiry
  • Local Partnerships’ work with DVLA
  • Lessons learnt
Michael Berrington
Michael Berrington
Programme Director – PPP and PFI
Local Partnerships
Confirmed
Cennydd Powell
Cennydd Powell
Head of Estates Management Group / Pennaeth Adran yr Ystadau
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
Confirmed
12:40 pm
Break, Virtual Exhibition Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

During this break why not join one of four Fireside Chats & Roundtables

These sessions are open to all attendees and will allow you to drive your own learning and share experiences with others on a number of different subject areas in smaller, more interactive breakout rooms:

  • Purchasing with Purpose – how can we shift towards sustainable and ethical business
  • 2021 and beyond – what are the top priorities for the procurement function?
  • How can cloud-based procurement help protect your business?
  • How to partner with suppliers to drive value
  • Embedding Counter Fraud into the Commercial Lifecycle
  • Understanding dynamic purchasing systems
  • Helping you deliver Social Value in your procurement process?
  • Tech Procurement in Public Sector
  • Contract Management
  • Supplier Management
1:20 pm
The Covid-19 Procurement Experience

Mark will cover the Covid Procurement experience in Wales looking at the challenges and issues that were encountered in the most difficult of circumstances.

Mark Roscrow MBE
Mark Roscrow MBE
Programme Director, Procurement Services
NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership
Confirmed
1:45 pm
Radical, adaptive, value-based, collaborative commissioning

We hear from two local authorities on how commissioning can be made more adaptive, value based, collaborative and person centered. Effective commissioning needs to consider how structures and systems promote and:

  • Drive better outcomes and innovation through proactive collaboration with providers and partners most notably Health, but also ‘build back better’ the third and voluntary sector.
  • Deliver a flexible and creative approach to arranging support which simplifies processes and arrangements and enables the person to control their own support balancing quality and choice.
  • Places people truly at the centre – individual’s (from communities) at the heart of their own care and planning services for others leading to co-production
Gary Wallace
Gary Wallace
Public Health Specialist
Office of the Director of Public Health at Plymouth City Council
Confirmed
Clare Maynard
Clare Maynard
Interim Strategic Commissioner
Kent County Council
Confirmed
2:20 pm
Afternoon Keynote: The power of public spending in creating sustainable, prosperous, fairer and more inclusive places
  • The national context of public sector financial constraint
  • Local Government as market makers and place shapers through the power of the local pound
  • Opportunities to drive social value through mainstream policies and not just procurement and commissioning
  • Challenge to the procurement profession to grab the post-pandemic recovery as an opportunity to integrate first-class end to end procurement into the key visions and strategies for our places.
Martin Reeves
Martin Reeves
Chief Executive, Coventry City Council
& National Procurement Champion, LGA
Confirmed
2:45 pm
Supply Chain Resilience
People and Talent
Panel: Supply Chain Resilience in a Post-Brexit World

Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic are changing the priorities of many supply chain leaders. In this new and uncertain environment there is a real need to balance value and efficiency with resilience. We discuss:

  • Key strategies supply chain leaders should look to in order to build more resilience
  • Planning and provisioning for risks
  • Building visibility, protecting supply and designing a more resilient supply chain network
  • Developing robust contract and supplier management strategies that improve procurement of critical products and services
  • The need for collaboration and engagement between all parties in a supply chain
  • Reflecting broader goals linked to resource efficiency, climate change, social responsibility and economic resilience
Mark Roscrow MBE
Mark Roscrow MBE
Programme Director, Procurement Services
NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership
Confirmed
Dr Akilah Jardine
Dr Akilah Jardine
Research Fellow in Antislavery Business and Communities
The Rights Lab, University of Nottingham
Confirmed
People and Talent: The Changing Role of Procurement
  • Sourcing the best procurement talent
  • Implementing effective talent management to develop existing talent
  • Diversifying the profession
  • Workforce planning and management
Alyson Brett
Alyson Brett
Managing Director
NHS Commercial Solutions
Confirmed
3:15 pm
End of Conference for 2021