The Charity Sector Procurement Group (CSPG) is an independent group that currently works with CIPS, with the aim of promoting Procurement and Supply Chain Management within the Charity/Not for Profit sector.
The Charity Sector Procurement Group (CSPG) is a Specialist Knowledge Group, affiliated to CIPS as part of the CIPS Knowledge Group networks, with the aim of promoting Procurement and Supply Chain Management within the Charity/Not for Profit sector.
Its objectives are to raise professional standards and promote the development of best practice in order to help charities make their funding go further.
The Charities Sector Procurement Group is a free to join professional networking group open to any individual who is employed by a registered charity and a registered CIPS member.
The CSPG aims are to support the charity sector by:
Who attends the group?The group is represented by procurement professionals from over 100 charities who represent small, medium and large charities, who have both national and international focus.
The most senior procurement manager or executive of each organisation or their nominee normally attends forum meetings. Third party commercial agencies or organisations are occasionally invited to provide knowledge, insight or impartial advice on particular topics of interest to the group and the sector.
The Group meets four times a year (March, June, September and December) usually kindly hosted at the site of one of the members. Sub groups meet at other times to discuss specific matters of common interest or to undertake actions that arise from the group in terms of knowledge creation or sharing.
Contact DetailsIf you would like to join this networking group, Please contact CIPS, advising:
How this SKG networks:
Social media details:
The CSPG operate daily in the Charities sector, with this comes the experiences and challenges of a procurement role.
The group members aim to share good practice and guidance that has brought about a solution within their working role, the information that the group chooses to share represents their passion for procurement and the desire to support like minded professionals who may work within the sector or members from other sectors who can utilise some of the content into their own working roles.
Support for Charities
General Information for Trustees