Scottish Government Procurement Conference Agenda

Chair's Opening Address

10.00 - 10.05

Minister's Opening Address

10.05 - 10.15

National Performance Framework and our vision for Scotland

10.15 - 10.30

Economic Restart and Recovery

10.30 - 10.45

Live Panel Debate: Upcoming Challenges for Scotland

10.45 - 11.00

Supply Chain Resilience and Development

11.15 - 11.30

Keynote Address

11.30 - 11.45

Live Panel: The Procurement Vision for Public Sector in Scotland

11.45 - 12.10

Breakout Session 1: Capability

12.15 - 12.35

Breakout Session 2: Building your Climate Confidence

12.40 - 13.00

This session introduces the work of the Procurement and Climate Forum, mobilising the power of procurement to address the climate emergency, and learning materials being developed to build the climate confidence of procurers.

Breakout Session 3: Instigating Change

13.45 - 14.05

Maybe you are one organisation who have made public statements and pledged your support for the Black Lives Matter movement and against racial injustice. But supporting Black Lives Matter and racial injustice is not only about making a pledge , but also taking action to make a difference. Perhaps now is the time to do what’s next – creating an action plan that will drive change in your organisation.

In this session we will share and explore the work we are doing in Scottish Government to instigate change in race equality, promote diversity and embrace inclusion.

Breakout Session 4: Civil Engineering Framework Contract

14.10 - 14.30

We are currently compiling a Scottish Government Civil Engineering Framework, which will provide a mechanism to both Contracting Authorities and Contractors to procure construction works in Scotland which will be easy to use, with contract conditions drawn up jointly with industry using NEC4 as its base, and will encourage the use of local supply chains by providing regional lotting for smaller value works.

Breakout Session 5: Community Benefits Wish List

14.35 - 14.55

Strengthening the link between the Council, our communities and our suppliers to deliver meaningful Community Benefits

Breakout Session 6: Grow Local – Identifying Opportunities For Local Suppliers

15.00 – 15.20

A brief run through of how Local Authorities (and other contracting authorities) can use the Grow Local functionality to identify opportunities to increase the use of locally based suppliers.

*Agendas subject to change