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29th June 2021

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
9:05 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
9:20 am
Building Back Better, Greener, Faster Public Services
  • Recovering from COVID 19 and building better outcomes through Better Process, Better Innovation, Better Social Value
  • Leveraging £290m billion on public procurement to play its part in the UK’s economic recovery
  • Transforming public procurement – putting value for money at the heart of the new approach
  • Cutting red tape – opening up public contracts to more small businesses and social enterprises to innovate public service delivery
  • Allowing buyers to include wider social benefits of the supplier, such as economic, social and environmental factors, when assessing who to award a contract to, while also still considering value for money
Lord Agnew
Lord Agnew
Minister of State for Efficiency and Transformation
Cabinet Office and Her Majesty’s Treasury
Invited
9:40 am
Keynote 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
10:15 am
Session Hosted by our Platinum Sponsor

Full session details TBC. If you’d like to sponsor a speaking session  please get in touch with the team.

10:35 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.

11:05 am
Keynote Address: Government Commercial Function – Driving Capability and Delivering Innovation Through Public Procurement
  • Delivering a framework that provides 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
11:25 am
Session Hosted by our Gold Sponsor

Full session details TBC. If you’d like to sponsor a speaking session please get in touch with the team.

11:55 am
Seminar Sessions

If you’d like to sponsor one of our Seminar Sessions, please get in touch with the team.

  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Effective Contract Management
  • Supply Chain Efficiency
  • Public Procurement – Leveraging AI for Public Services
  • Smart procurement in a post-Covid world
  • Driving cost savings and transformation through shared services
  • Procurement Fraud
  • Collaborative Procurement
  • Delivering sustainable, responsible and ethical procurement
  • Getting to grips with cloud based procurement
  • Delivering sustainable, responsible and ethical procurement
  • Risk management and legislation
  • Information security in procurement
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
1:35 pm
Seminar Sessions

If you’d like to sponsor one of our Seminar Sessions, please get in touch with the team.

  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Effective Contract Management
  • Supply Chain Efficiency
  • Public Procurement – Leveraging AI for Public Services
  • Smart procurement in a post-Covid world
  • Driving cost savings and transformation through shared services
  • Procurement Fraud
  • Collaborative Procurement
  • Delivering sustainable, responsible and ethical procurement
  • Getting to grips with cloud based procurement
  • Delivering sustainable, responsible and ethical procurement
  • Risk management and legislation
  • Information security in procurement
2:05 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

2:05 pm
Central Government Stream
Local Government Stream
Sustainability, Social Value & Green Procurement
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
  • Leveling the playing field for SME’s supplying to the public sector
  • Strengthening social values, 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
Driving Sustainable Value in Post Covid Recovery the Challenge
  • Meeting the local government challenge through Covid-19
  • Examining the evolving financial pressures on local government
  • What support can be provided from central government? Assessing whether government has taken effective, innovative ways to delivering new services and to meet its responsibilities for supporting financial sustainability across the sector
Case Study: Embedding Sustainability and Ethics Within Your Business Process
  • Embedding sustainability and ethics within its business processes, recruitment procedures, student engagement, insurance activity and throughout the supply chain
  • Centralising all Buying functions, enabling control over procurement expenditure and ensuring value for money through sustainable procurement practices
  • Embedded sustainability for building projects, leasing opportunities and asset management insurance cover
  • Ensuring “sustainable procurement” and “procurement excellence” are at the heart of our procurement ambitions
2:25 pm
Central Government Stream
Local Government Stream
Sustainability, Social Value & Green Procurement
Stream Sponsor Session
Stream Sponsor Session
Stream Sponsor Session
2:45 pm
Central Government Stream
Local Government Stream
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.

Local Government in Focus - Delivering a Commercial Step in Commercial Capability
  • Delivering commercial capability through an ambitious transformation programme
  • Transforming culture, its operating model, systems, process and commercial expertise
  • Improving commercial outcomes addressing critical local priorities, including Covid-19 and the Sustainability agenda
3:05 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.

3:30 pm
Exploring the impact of Brexit on Public Sector Reform and Public Procurement. Planning for the Future.

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
3:55 pm
Panel Discussion: Sustainability and Social Value in Procurement

In this session our panel will discuss and provide an insights on how the public sector is implementing green, sustainable procurement practices to ensure supply chains are durable for the future.

  • Procuring in a sustainable way, looking beyond short-term needs and considering the longer term impacts of each purchase
  • Reflecting broader goals linked to resource efficiency, climate change, social responsibility and economic resilience
  • The need for collaboration and engagement between all parties in a supply chain
  • A multi area approach to sustainability – local sustainability in action
4:25 pm
Closing Panel Session: The Procurement Vision for the Public Sector – Forecasting the Future

In this live panel discussion we will discuss and forecast the future of public sector procurement, debating the next steps. The top 5 issues selected from our audience through our virtual chat function will be selected and brought to the table for debate among our panel of experts.

4:55 pm
End of Conference