Procurement Skills Zone Agenda

Agendas are subject to change

10:00 - 10:30
Whilst understanding regulated public procurement is a vital part of gaining value for money and legal compliance for many contracting authorities, the effective and efficient delivery of non-regulated procurement across public bodies is also key as it involves a wider stakeholder group. This session will provide guidance on the delivery of non-regulated procurement for those tasked with it.

Eddie Regan

Principal Consultant

PASS Procurement

10:45 - 11:15

For most public procurers in Scotland it’s a case of determining whether or not the Public Contracts (Scotland) 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.

Eddie Regan

Principal Consultant

PASS Procurement

11:30 - 12:00

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.

Phill Kinnell

Senior Consultant

PASS Procurement

13:00 - 13:30

Have you ever struggled, trying to decide how to score elements within a specification?
Do you realise that not everything you want to get from your contract needs to have a weighting or a score assigned to it?
This session will consider certain deliverables that you may want to get from your contract and how you can achieve this without having to try and weight them.

Eddie Regan

Principal Consultant

PASS Procurement

13:45 - 14:15

Procurement Fraud costs the public sector millions of pounds per annum and is an issue that needs better addressed. This session takes a high level overview of the key areas that need monitoring and identifies the Red Flags to fraud to watch out for. We will also identify some of the steps that can be taken to tackle procurement fraud, from Spend and Recovery Audits to Data Analytics.

Eddie Regan

Principal Consultant

PASS Procurement

14:30 - 14:45

Getting the most from your contract and your contractor requires good Management Information on what is happening throughout the duration of the contract.
One way of ensuring this, is to make certain that the quality measures match the deliverables and that the KPIs and Service Levels are regularly checked for compliance.
This session considers some of the key factors in measuring quality and suggests some ideas to consider.

Phill Kinnell

Senior Consultant

PASS Procurement