How local authorities and providers can work together to meet the challenges of the new Public Procurement regulations
A free one-day event presented by the Independent Children's Homes Association (ICHA), Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers (NAFP), and National Association of Independent Schools & Non-Maintained Special Schools (NASS) with the support of the Local Government Association (LGA).
10.00 – Registration opens, refreshments available
10.30 – Welcome – Claire Dorer, CEO NASS
10.40 – Procurement regulations and the interface with children’s services – Department for Education (DfE)
11.20 – What does this mean in practice? Keeping procurements legal and effective – Leonie Cowen, Leonie Cowen Associates
12.10 – The local authority perspective
12.30 – Lunch
1.15 – The good, the bad and the ugly: providers’ views of procurement
1.35 – Small group discussions: ‘working together for change’
- What makes for the best experiences of procurement?
- What gets in the way of achieving these?
- How can we remove barriers to better procurement?
2.30 – Break
2.45 – The National Procurement Strategy for social care – Joanne Straw, LGA
3.15 – Next steps
3.30 – Close
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