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Public Procurement: How to Maximise Value for Money During Economic Uncertainty

Overview

Public Procurement: How to Maximise Value for Money During Economic Uncertainty 

It’s a tough time to work in public procurement. As the uncertainty of Brexit looms, procurement teams remain under pressure to achieve value for money - whilst managing already stretched budgets.

So how can teams ensure they are getting the most bang for their buck - securing greater efficiency savings plus wider social outcomes?

Kindly hosted by Fusion21, this event is for CIPS and Fusion21 members working in public procurement roles only, and will inform practitioners how to maximise outcomes from public procurement exercises. The session will focus on:

 

  • Preparing for the uncertainty of Brexit; understanding the risk it poses to public procurement and its wider impact
  • How to achieve increased value for money including via a framework approach covering:
  • Securing cost certainty, cost avoidance and efficiency savings
  • The challenges of keeping materials and labour costs down
  • Evaluating the wider impact of spend decisions
  • Social value generation
  • Advantages and outcomes of effective supply relationship management
  • The benefits of managing contractor performance
  • Monitoring the financial stability of your supply chain

 


By registering for this event you agree for your details to be passed to Fusion21 for the purpose of the event, and to be contacted by Fusion21 following the event.

Date: Thursday 10 May 2018
Venue: Etc. Venues Manchester

Availability:

52 Places left - Booking ends on Tuesday 08 May 2018

Audience

Event for CIPS members and Fusion21 members who work in public sector roles only.

Programme

08.30 - Registration, networking and breakfast

09.00 - Welcome and Introduction - Nick Verburg - Procurement and Supply Chain Manager - Fusion21

09.15 – Andrew Coulcher FCIPS - Group Membership & Knowledge Director - CIPS - ‘CIPS update & Brexit; its impact on procurement’

09.45 – Mark Chadwick, Director of Business Services, Fusion21 ‘How to Maximise Value for Money During Economic Uncertainty’

10:15 - Q&A

10.30 - Refreshments and networking break

10.45 - Roundtable discussions

11:45 – Roundtable summaries

12:15 - Event close

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and networking

Speakers

Andrew Coulcher FCIPS - Group Membership & Knowledge Director - CIPS

Andrew Coulcher was appointed Director of Knowledge & Membership at the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply in February 2010. His team is responsible for Knowledge management, Membership and networks, CIPS Corporate Certification and representing CIPS within the Public Sector

Andrew is an accomplished procurement professional with a background in strategic sourcing, deployment of e-Procurement technology and creating new business ventures within a large corporate environment. Previous roles have included Head of Sourcing at Ericsson, responsible for direct and indirect procurement, and Global Procurement Director at Motorola, leading a global team involved with product and services procurement for manufacture and deployment of 2-way radio and cellular networks. His achievements include delivering indirect procurement cost savings of $100M against a managed spend of $1.3B and deploying e-Procurement technology in 26 countries serving more than 12,000 users.

Mark Chadwick, Director of Business Services, Fusion21

 As an experienced leader of a national procurement organisation that has procured more than £855M in contracts, Mark is responsible for delivering the future needs of Fusion21’s procurement service. This remit includes the research and development of new and existing procurement frameworks; all shaped in response to member needs and marketplace changes.

With a skill for aligning culture, skills, systems and processes Mark also influences and steers the organisation’s business strategy.

Nick Verburg - Procurement and Supply Chain Manager - Fusion21

Passionate about delivering value for money, Nick holds a Masters Degree (MSc) in Strategic Procurement Management and regularly shares his knowledge with CIPS students delivering the Advanced Diploma.

Nick is committed to maximising the delivery of social value through procurement and supply chain activities on behalf of Fusion21’s 400+ public sector members, and leads on Fusion21’s Framework Programme whilst managing Fusion21’s supply network.

Fee

Free to attend.

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