About the Conference: There has been a number of wide ranging regulations in public procurement through the Public Contracts Scotland Regulations 2015 and The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 that are currently affecting Housing Associations, Co-Operatives and Local Authorities. The changes are still very new and causing some confusion for a number of organisations with the differing changes in legislation and guidance from Scottish Government.
There is a number of questions that need to be answered for many housing associations:
- What do the changes really mean for me?
- When do I need to use the ESPD?
- Can I still use a PQQ?
- What changes does my Procurement Policy need?
- Do I need to produce a Procurement Strategy?
- What will happen if I don’t complete a Procurement Strategy – who monitors this?
- What is the Regulated and Non-Regulated Procurement Requirements?
- How do I create a Contract Notice on PCS?
- What type of Procurement do I use and for what situation?
Benefits of Attending: As well as hearing from the SFHA Procurement advisor Dougie Gold, there will be input from the Scottish Government, legal experts and the Scottish Futures Trust. The themes of the conference will be:
- Procurement Strategies
- Procurement Capability Assessments
Is This For You?:Public procurement reforms will apply to most housing associations across Scotland. If you work in Property Maintenance, Development, Corporate Services or Finance and are responsible for procuring significant works, goods and services, then this is the conference to update you on guidance, law and good practice
Costs and How to Book: The delegate fee starts at £219 for SFHA Members (£299 for non members) which includes attendance, lunch and all refreshments.
Save ££s … Discount: Book to attend both the Procurement Conference and Development Conference (being held the next before, 7 February) for just £375 - a saving of £63.00.
Book three and bring a colleague for free!*:If your organisation books three day delegates you can bring a fourth delegate for free
The discount can be booked using the booking form or book online.
The Exhibition: The Exhibition will be the networking hub of the conference.
The Venue:Relaunched after extensive reburbishment the Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow (formerly Glasgow Thistle) offers spacious meeting and exhibition space. Located in the heart of the city there is easy access from all major transport links and on site car parking.
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