Procurement Skills Knowledge Transfer Zone Agenda

Agenda content and timings are subject to change.

10.30 - 11.00

Currently, depending on the type of contract and the type of organisation, buyers and suppliers often need to understand more than one set of Regulations. In a bid to simplify this the UK Government, through the 'Transforming Public Procurement' Green Paper proposed to streamline the framework of the regulations and replace them with a single set of rules for all contract awards. This session looks at the key areas within the proposal that will significantly impact across procurement.

Eddie Regan
Principal Consultant
PASS Training
11.15 - 11.45

The 'Transforming Public Procurement' Green Paper proposed significant changes to the current procurement procedures, with a move from six to only three procedures in the future. Given that one procedure is reserved for urgency or crisis, this means that only two procedures will potentially be available to buyers undertaking procurement. This session considers the benefits and pitfalls of this proposal and will review the set up of the three new procedures.

Eddie Regan
Principal Consultant
PASS Training
12.00 - 12.30

The current limitations of Framework Agreements and Dynamic Purchasing Systems could soon change if the current proposals in the Government's Green Paper 'Transforming Public Procurement' are implemented. New providers will could be added to 'open' Frameworks and just about any thing could be sought through the proposed DPS+. This session looks at the proposals and considers the benefits and problems the changes could present.

Eddie Regan
Principal Consultant
PASS Training
13.00 - 13.30

One of the most significant proposals in the Government's Green Paper 'Transforming Public Procurement' iis the creation of a Central Digital Platform, which, amongst many tools, would host a Single Supplier Registration, Commercial Pipelines, Delivery Model Assessments and a Supplier Debarment lIst. This session will look at the various elements being proposed for inclusion on the platform.

Eddie Regan
Principal Consultant
PASS Training
13.45 - 14.15

This session will discuss some of the challenges faced by procurers who want to deliver social, economic or environmental benefits through procurement exercises. We’ll review relevant legislation and guidance and provide some examples of some of outcomes that may be achieved by using public procurement to deliver wider benefits to our communities.

Phil Kinnell
Senior Consultant
PASS Training
14.30 - 15.00

For most public procurers in the UK it’s a case of determining whether or not the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 apply to their procurement exercise. However there are a number of other sets of regulations that apply in specific circumstances for:
- procurement conducted by utility organisations;
- where procuring works or services on a concession basis;
- for defence and security requirements; and,
- EU funded procurements which may also have to follow separate regulations as a condition of their funding.
This session is designed to explain these different sets of regulations, where they may come into play and also what to do if you have a procurement that is covered by more than one of them.

Phil Kinnell
Senior Consultant
PASS Training