The end of the Transition Period provides a historic opportunity to overhaul the public procurement regime, to design something that delivers for our communities and our businesses. The UK spends some £290 billion on public procurement every year – this spending must be leveraged to play its part in the UK’s economic recovery, opening up public contracts to more small businesses and social enterprises to innovate in public service delivery, whilst aiming to meet our net-zero carbon target by 2050. The Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper addresses the proposed reform of our procurement laws to unleash the potential of public procurement so that commercial teams can tailor their procedure to meet the needs of the market aligned to such opportunities.
The government have also recently developed the Construction Playbook which sets out how contracting authorities can get the commercial delivery of public services right at the start. This applies whether the decision is to outsource and deliver a service in partnership with the private and third sector, in-source, use in-house resources or a mix of both.
Join this session to hear more on these two initiatives and how they look to benefit contracting authorities.
Aims: - This session will help us understand the role of commercial in government from a Central Government Department perspective, focusing on the Transforming Public Procurement Green Paper and the Construction Playbook.