Webinar

Government’s response to the Green Paper: Key issues for practitioners

10 Feb 2022 - WEBINAR

In December 2021 the Government published its formal response to its consultations on its Green Paper proposals. Join our webinar to hear from experts in the field, Professor Sue Arrowsmith and Chris Smith, who will explain in detail some of the key proposals to be taken forward and their implications for procurement practitioners.

Our essential webinar on 10 February at 10am GMT is for all practitioners and suppliers to the Contracting Authorities and Utilities, including advisers, who are looking for an in-depth understanding of the potential impact for procurement in their organisation of some of the key changes to be taken forward.

There are limited spaces available, so please complete the registration form and a member of the Achilles team will be in touch with you in order to complete your booking. If any questions or queries, please contact enquiries@achilles.com.

About the speakers

Professor Sue Arrowsmith QC (hon), is Professor Emerita at the University of Nottingham, where she was formerly Achilles Professor of Public Procurement Law and Policy. She has been instrumental in reforming public procurement rules and was a member of the UK Government’s Procurement Transformation Advisory Panel, advising on the development of the Green Paper. She is currently a member of its Thematic Working Group on Procurement advising on public procurement rules in trade agreements.

Chris Smith, Electronic government procurement (eGP) and Open Contracting Consultant – Open Contracting Partnership. He is an international procurement specialist and an electronic government procurement (eGP)  consultant with 43 years of practical experience implementing donor-funded projects in Africa, Asia, the Caucuses and the Middle East.  Over the last 13 years, he has focussed on supporting the adoption of e-GP by providing training and business requirements analysis for the design and procurement of e-GP systems. Chris is a passionate advocate for adopting a data-driven Open Contracting approach to public procurement and the use of the Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS) in e-GP. He co-authored the Open Contracting Partnership guide to defining an OCDS specification when procuring a new e-GP system and is advising the UK and Welsh Governments on the data dimension of their procurement reforms.

Programme

  • Welcome and Introductions, Jennifer Smith, Head of Contract Management, Achilles
  • Awarding the Contract to the right supplier: The selection process and mandatory and discretionary exclusions, Prof. Sue Arrowsmith, Professor Emerita at the University of Nottingham
  • Ensuring Open and Transparent Contracting, Open Contracting, how will this work in practice, Chris Smith, Electronic government procurement (eGP) and Open Contracting Consultant
  • Procurement that better meets the UKs needs: Objectives and Principles, Prof. Sue Arrowsmith, Professor Emerita at the University of Nottingham
  • A simpler Regulatory Framework: Modifications of Contracts, Prof. Sue Arrowsmith, Professor Emerita at the University of Nottingham

 

Cost

£99 + VAT

Date & Time

10 Feb 2022
10:00 - 1:00 GMT

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