ON-DEMAND WEBINARS

The Principles of Procurement - Suppliers

This webinar looked at the proposal to align the principles applied to procurement more easily with the needs of the market, and to the benefit of contractors.

One key principle is for the decision making by authorities to be impartial and avoiding conflicts of interest, which will ensure fairer treatment of suppliers.

There will also require to be transparency, no discrimination and consideration of the public good, including economic, social, environmental and ethical needs.

We considered what this means for contractors and identify some of the things that they should consider now, to prepare for the future.

- Fair treatment of suppliers

- Transparency

- Integrity


The Principles of Procurement - Buyers

Public procurement has, for many years, been based on a set of principles, defined in the EC Directives and embedded in the UK regulations.

These principles didn’t always meet the need of buyers and indeed, on some occasions, caused confusion in applying the regulations.

The Government’s ‘Transforming Public Procurement’ Green Paper proposes a new set of principles aligned to HM Treasury’s Managing Public Money and this webinar looks at how the changes could help buyers get better outcomes from procurement by meeting the procurement need more easily.

- Transparency

- Public Good

- Integrity


The Changing Face of Procurement - Suppliers

This webinar looked at two of the key proposals in the UK Governments' 'Transforming Public Procurement' Green Paper and considers what these may mean for contractors.

We considered what the suggested consolidation of the regulations into one single set, removing up to 350 regulations in the process, mean for contractors and will this make life any easier?

We also looked at the proposal to introduce a National Procurement Policy Statement, which will look to deliver social value, change the commercial delivery and the commercial capability of contracting authorities and identify the benefits that contractors will be able to achieve from this.

- Economic, Social and Environmental Outcomes

- Procurement Pipelines

- National Priorities


The Changing Face of Procurement - Buyers

This webinar looked at two of the key proposals in the UK Governments' 'Transforming Public Procurement' Green Paper and considers what these may mean for contractors.

We considered what the suggested consolidation of the regulations into one single set, removing up to 350 regulations in the process, mean for contractors and will this make life any easier?

We also looked at the proposal to introduce a National Procurement Policy Statement, which will look to deliver social value, change the commercial delivery and the commercial capability of contracting authorities and identify the benefits that contractors will be able to achieve from this.

- Economic, Social and Environmental Outcomes

- Procurement Pipelines

- National Priorities


After the EU: The Changing Face of Transparency - Suppliers

The Cabinet Office Green Paper ‘Transforming Public Procurement’ offers a tantalising insight into how the Government plans to make public procurement even more transparent for suppliers. From Procurement Pipelines to Innovation Labs, there are plans being developed to allow suppliers even greater insight into the plans, processes and decisions taken by public sector buyers.

This webinar provids a look at what the future may hold and reveals the key plans that will provide suppliers with greater transparency than ever before.


After the EU: The Future of Frameworks Agreements and DPS? - Buyers

The Cabinet Office Green Paper ‘Transforming Public Procurement’ offers an interesting insight into what the future may hold for Framework Agreements and Dynamic Purchasing Systems. From a Buyers perspective, some changes will be seen as positive, whilst others may not be as welcome.

This webinar looked at the proposals, considers the implications for buyers (and suppliers) and highlighted some issues that will need to be planned carefully in future Frameworks and DPS.


After the EU: What we know, what we don't and what we're hoping for - Suppliers

So, after 3½ years, it’s over and the United Kingdom has finally left the European Union. The question is, what happens next? This webinar looks at procurement and three key elements – what we know already and how this could affect you, what we believe could happen and what the implications of this are and finally what you need to be doing now and in the coming months.


After the EU: What we know, what we don't and what we're hoping for - Buyers

So, after 3½ years, it’s over and the United Kingdom has finally left the European Union. The question is, what happens next? This webinar looks at procurement and three key elements – what we know already and how this could affect you, what we believe could happen and what the implications of this are and finally what you need to be doing now and in the coming months.


Getting Ready for Brexit: Key issues that need to be considered now - For suppliers

To date, very little information has been forthcoming in respect of procurement, which has left many organisations in the dark about what to do next. This webinar identified some of the key issues that suppliers need to consider and plan for, to ensure they remain compliant with needs of the public sector marketplace and considers areas where they can gain an advantage as we move into 2021.


Getting Ready for Brexit: Key issues that need to be considered now - For buyers

To date, very little information has been forthcoming in respect of procurement, which has left many organisations in the dark about what to do next. This webinar identified some of the key issues that buyers need to consider and plan for, to ensure they remain compliant with needs of the public sector marketplace and considers areas where they can gain an advantage as we move into 2021.


Getting Ready for Brexit: Procurement Challenges and Opportunities in a post EU future - For Suppliers

During the last three months, we’ve highlighted some of the issues that we believe are important to everyone involved in public procurement. This webinar looked at the opinions of key procurement stakeholders at the recent Procurex Conferences in England, Scotland and Wales and considered what their views might mean for the procurement marketplace in the future. It looked at the benefits and pitfalls that they envisioned and how organisations should start to work towards the future.


Getting Ready for Brexit: Procurement Challenges and Opportunities in a post EU future - For Buyers

During the last three months, we’ve highlighted some of the issues that we believe are important to everyone involved in public procurement. This webinar looked at the opinions of key procurement stakeholders at the recent Procurex Conferences in England, Scotland and Wales and considered what their views might mean for the procurement marketplace in the future. It looked at the benefits and pitfalls that they envisioned and how organisations should start to work towards the future.


Getting Ready for Brexit: What Changes could Procurement face? For Suppliers.

Contractors have, for some time, pondered on what procurement might look like once the Transition period has ended and the UK is no longer tied to the EU Single Market and Customs Union. This webinar looked at a wide range of issues that could have an impact on contractors, from supply markets and supply chains, to the issues of social, economic and environmental challenges they could face in future procurement and consideeds the importance of planning future strategies and developing a robust market intelligence process, to understand the changes and manage them effectively.


Getting Ready for Brexit: What Changes could Procurement face? For Buyers.

As we head towards the end of the Brexit Transition period, this webinar considered what changes buyers may face in terms of procurement in the short to medium term, the potential impacts on the supply market and supply chains, whether there may need to be a greater reliance on Framework Agreements in the short term and the transition from OJEU to the Find a Tender Service (FTS). It also looked at what positive impacts this could have on a contracting authority’s ability to promote social, economic and environmental goals through procurement, when the UK has left the EU Single Market and Customs Union.


Getting Ready for Brexit: Dispute Settlement – what happens after Europe for suppliers

When the UK Government published the White Paper ‘The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union’ in February 2017, amongst the

many issues addressed was the need for some form of Dispute Settlement Mechanism. The Government stated that “We will bring to an end the jurisdiction of the CJEU in the UK” but also acknowledged that “ensuring a fair and equitable implementation of our future relation with the EU requires provision for dispute resolution”.  This webinar looked at where we currently stand and what the possible implications may be for suppliers after 31 December 2020.


Getting Ready for Brexit: Dispute Settlement – what happens after Europe for buyers

When the UK Government published the White Paper ‘The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union’ in February 2017, amongst the many issues addressed was the need for some form of Dispute Settlement Mechanism. The Government stated that “We will bring to an end the jurisdiction of the CJEU in the UK” but also acknowledged that “ensuring a fair and equitable implementation of our future relation with the EU requires provision for dispute resolution”.  This webinar looked at where we currently stand and what the possible implications may be for buyers after 31 December 2020.


Getting Ready for Brexit: Successful Transition Planning for Suppliers

The UK has left the EU and the transition period comes to an end on 31 December 2020. The recent focus of suppliers and buyers has been on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – from furloughing staff to supplier relief and contract changes: there has been much to manage. However, time is moving quickly and the need to start planning for an effective transition is now. This webinar provided delegates with an insight into the key areas that suppliers need to focus on to ensure they can overcome challenges and maximise opportunities post Brexit. Hosted by BiP's Principal Procurement Consultant Eddie Regan; this forms one of a series of Brexit supplier events hosted by Tracker Business Intelligence.


Getting Ready for Brexit: Successful Transition Planning for Buyers

The UK has left the EU and the transition period comes to an end on 31 December 2020. For months, buyers have been focussed on dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but time is moving quickly and the need to start planning for an effective transition is here. This webinar considered some of the key areas that authorities will need to begin focussing on, in terms of their procurement function, from getting ready for the change from OJEU to the Find a Tender portal, to managing supply chains and updating Contract Clauses and Terms and Conditions to take consideration of possible changes post-Brexit.

Hosted by BiP's Principal Procurement Consultant Eddie Regan; this forms one of a series of Brexit supplier events hosted by Tracker Business Intelligence.