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Public Frameworks and Contracting


ESPOWelcome to the exclusive CIPS knowledge area, dedicated to providing members with information on Public Frameworks and Contracting. This has been developed in partnership with ESPO, a public sector owned professional buying organisation (PBO).

In this area you will find a constant source of regularly updated insights, guidance, case studies and tips designed to assist public sector procurement professionals respond to the changing dynamics of
service delivery within the public sector.

Resources

Ten surprising things you might not know about PBOs

Think you know all about public sector owned professional buying organisations (PBOs) and what they do? Here are ten interesting facts that might just surprise you, by Mark Ewen, Procurement Services Lead, ESPO.

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Public Sector Career Opportunities

Frameworks can help the public sector take care of its translation needs

Findings from the last census (2011) showed that almost 800,000 people living in England and Wales can speak little or no English and five years on, this figure is likely to have grown. As a result, the need for translation and interpretation services has increased with the NHS, emergency services, local authorities and police among the UK’s biggest buyers of translation services. 

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Public Sector Career Opportunities

Energy Saving Tips

Large spend areas often spell opportunities for big cost savings, but how easy is it to secure a fair price for your energy supply? Ask these six questions to save money.

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Energy Saving Tips


Public Sector Owned Professional Buying Organisations

Public sector owned professional buying organisations such as ESPO can support the public sector to achieve efficiencies all over the UK with their frameworks, services and bespoke expert procurement advice.

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Glossary of common public sector procurement terminologys


Frameworks

This document will enable you to have a clear understanding about frameworks. Answering questions, such as, What is a framework? Why use a framework? Providing you with the confidence to explore further into finding the right frameworks for your organisation.

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Frameworks

A day in the life of ESPO procurement team

The diverse procurement team at ESPO share insights into their background, responsibilities, categories and projects and key skills and reason for entering the profession.

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A day in the life of ESPO procurement team


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About ESPO

ESPO is a customer-focused, public sector owned professional buying organisation. We’re committed to getting the most for our customers by pursuing best practice in procurement, sourcing, supply chain partner support and management, contract management and EU compliance.

Established in 1981, ESPO has the purchasing power to achieve savings to pass on to customers.

ESPO is jointly owned by the county councils of Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk and the city council of Peterborough.

We offer a complete procurement service including a market leading product catalogue, a huge range of frameworks compliant with EU and UK procurement regulations and specialist procurement support for your organisation.

Our commercial experience, market insight, category expertise and best practice sourcing helps us respond quickly and effectively to the changing dynamics of service delivery within the public sector. To ensure that we maintain our leading position, we proactively collaborate with customers, and other partners to engage markets, challenge current practices and develop innovative new commissioning and sourcing strategies.

For more information please visit www.espo.org.

 

 ERA Award Execellece in Public Procurement Awards 2015/16  CIPS Supply Management Awards 2014   SOPO GO Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2015/16 

News, Events & Webinars

How using a Managed Service Provider could benefit your public sector organisation – 16 March 2016

This webinar presentation has been designed to give you an overview of the MSTAR² framework and how it can best help your organisation manage your temporary staffing requirements.

The areas to be covered will include:

  • The benefits of using a Managed Service Provider
  • Challenges in specialised sectors
  • Explanation of MSTAR2, how it works and key benefits
  • Advantages of using a framework
  • What you need to do next


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