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Transforming Public Procurement webinars

Following Royal Assent the Government Commercial Function (GCF) hosted a series of webinars for stakeholders where they explained the final shape of the Act, looked ahead to future key milestones, and outlined the support that will be provided as we progress to go-live in October 2024.

If you didn’t manage to secure a ticket, or would like a recap on the main points, you can watch a recorded version here.

Knowledge Drops now available

The Knowledge Drops comprise a series of on-demand videos designed to provide a high level overview of the changes to the procurement regulations and are aimed at those who have regular interactions with procurement and would need some material level of understanding of the new legislation. The GCF have developed specific Knowledge Drops for contracting authorities, suppliers, and SMEs & VCSEs.

You can view and access all the Knowledge Drops and factsheets on a dedicated page on the Transforming Public Procurement webpages.

New suite of materials and videos

In November the GCF published a suite of materials to support procurement practitioners, senior leaders in contracting authorities, and suppliers. This includes the official brochure detailing all the learning and development opportunities, and a guide setting out how the new regulations will help contracting authorities to embrace innovation more. The GCF also created a series of short animations and video messages to explain and summarise the new Act.

All of the materials can be found on the Transforming Public Procurement webpages and the Government Commercial Function YouTube channel:

L&D Brochure

Innovation Ambition document

Explainer animations

Video messages from Gareth Rhys Williams, Government Chief Commercial Officer, for procurement practitioners and suppliers

The Procurement Act Expo

An event dedicated to the Procurement Act has been organised by conference organisers BiP Solutions to take place at the NEC, Birmingham in March 2024. The Procurement Act Expo will feature sessions and workshops led by members of the Cabinet Office Transforming Public Procurement programme as well as representatives from other organisations, providing a blend of knowledge sharing and hands-on practical guidance aimed at those directly involved in the procurement process.

The event is free for public sector attendees and will take place on 12th March.
For more details on the event, and to register, visit the dedicated event website.