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Ethical Procurement Round-Table for the Local Public Sector

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Ashton under Lyne

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A Connected Procurement & Comissioning Networking event:

Ethical Procurement for The Local Public Sector


What is this event about?

In this event we will be exploring ethical procurement for the local public sector. We will look at how local public sector organisations can improve their procurement practices to better achieve the core social value outcomes as laid out in the 2012 Social Value Act. We will also consider how the local public sector can use its collective purchasing power, through procurers & commissioners, to work with suppliers in tackling important contemporary issues like environmental sustainability, modern slavery, local wealth building, and living wage employment.

There will also be ample time for delegates to reflect on, discuss, and share their own organisation's ethical procurement practices, and question the speakers to gain insights about the challenges, and potential benefits, of adopting new ways of working.

These events are an opportunity for public sector officers, managers, and strategic leaders to learn, share, and network. Each quarter, we invite unique speakers to talk about different aspects of procurement and commissioning.


What's on the agenda?

The final agenda is to be confirmed but will include presentations from a variety of organisations and perspectives on the issues laid out above. Confirmed speakers include:

Peter Schofield - Peter is the chair of iNetwork Connected Procurement & Commissioning Programme and Head of Integrated Commissioning & Procurement at Manchester City Council

Craig Melson - Craig will give an update on the work TechUK are doing to encourage and guide SMEs in the tech industry to deliver social value and sustainablity in their public sector contracts

Sam Hepher - Sam Hepher from the Living Wage Foundation will explain the need for the real Living Wage, as well as the process of becoming an accredited Living Wage Employer. He will also present on the progress of real Living Wage uptake within the public sector, and how public sector organisations can work to introduce the Living Wage into their supply chains

Andrew Smith - In this session, Andrew Smith from Crown Commercial Service asks: What is green procurement, it is not running around tree hugging, it is not shouting at people who have a packet of crisps or a drink with a straw or knee jerk reactions to current news items. It is about forward planning with the right thoughts and mindset, using procurement professionals to do what we do best. Sometimes the right decision is not the popular one, but it is the correct one.


Who should attend?

This event is aimed primarily at those working in local public sector organisations who are responsible for procurement or commissioning at any level of thier organisation. It is particularly relevant for those who want to learn more about what the local public sector can do to promote ethical practices and drive forward to social value agenda in their organisation, region, or community. This includes procurement professionals and those who manage contracts or commission for goods and services. If you are passionate about improving ethical outcomes and involved in buying or procuring in the public sector, this event is for you!


Anything else I need to know?

Arrivals are from 13:00 (for a 13:30 start), the event will finish no later than 16:00. Please note that a light lunch will be provided on arrival at 13:00.

Places are limited so please register your interest to attend ASAP.

Complimentary tea, coffee and lunch will be provided on the day.

All iNetwork events are CPD certified. Delegates are eligible to request, on registration, a free CPD certificate for attending. Delegates must sign the register to prove attendance, and CPD certificates will be sent after the event.

About iNetwork's Connected Procurement Programme

This event is delivered to you as part of iNetwork's Connected procurement Programme. The NW region has had a strong public sector procurement network for many years however in line with pressures on the sector, resources to support the network’s activities have diminished.

Connected Procurement is an initiative to develop and grown the community of procurement professional in the North West region, to keep colleagues up to date on hot topics, changing legislation and opportunities and to create space to think through the challenges facing procurement professionals.

The YPO is helping ensure the viability of the network, working with colleagues in iNetwork.

The network is open to anyone who’s organisations are members of iNetwork, which includes almost all councils, NHS Police and Fire & Rescue organisations in the North West. A full list of members is available at www.i-network.org.uk.

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The Fine Print:

Event Registration & Cancellation information: FREE attendance for those individuals from organisations that have a current subscription with iNetwork . For non subscribing members, the cost is £295 per person.

If you plan to attend, please register no later than 5 working days before the event in order that we may confirm numbers with the venue. Please let us know in plenty of time if you have booked onto the event but cannot attend by emailing karys.thompson@tameside.gov.uk. No cancellation charges apply, however each no-show or last minute cancellations is costly, using funds that cannot be recouped. Sufficient notice [at least 7 days in advance - which is the minimum notification for most venues] or delegate substitution with a colleague is much appreciated.

iNetwork's privacy notice can be found here: https://www.tameside.gov.uk/privacynotice/finance

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Ashton under Lyne

OL6 0GS

United Kingdom

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