Procurement Programme Manager
Association of Greater Manchester Authorities
Peter manages the collaborative procurement programme for the Greater Manchester Authorities which involves achievement of value for money solutions through joint working whilst also maximising the social, economic and environmental implications of procurement decisions.
Peter has worked in Local Government for over 30 years. Initially as a Chartered Civil Engineer, then as Head of Service with responsibility for technical and front line services before becoming involved in procurement and efficiency related programmes.
Peter has worked on collaborative public sector projects since 2004, originally engaged by the North East Centre of Excellence to support and develop procurement and efficiency capability, then for the NE Improvement and Efficiency Partnership delivering the Construction & Asset Management, Waste & Environment and Climate Change Programmes.
The AGMA Procurement Hub has facilitated a common approach to Social Value across the GM footprint which is embodied in the GMCA’s Social Value Policy. This approach was recognised by SOPO (the Society of Procurement Officers) who awarded their Excellence in Delivering Social Value Award to the AGMA Procurement Hub and the iNetwork who awarded it the Public Service Innovation Award.
10:00 am - 10:35 am
Panel: Defining and Delivering Social value in Public Sector Services
Theatre: Workforce and Leadership
- Public Service Transformation: new approaches to improve your wider strategic impact
- Commissioning and delivering public services to achieve better results with better economics
- Identifying the gap: discovering opportunity in your existing projects
- How to quantify social value and the mechanisms required to deliver it
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Panel: Getting ‘bid ready’ and the Impact of fostering pre-engagement with your local market
Theatre: The State of the Public Sector
As services are stretched public money needs to be spent wisely, and the procurement process holds the key to delivering true value for money. However, the process requires early engagement from both the purchasing authority and the supplier to maximise the value of any long-term contract. For this session, we will discuss:
- How to educate and prepare local businesses for the public-sector tendering process
- Fostering pre-engagement between suppliers and buyers so that requirements and capacity to deliver can feed into the procurement process
- Factoring wider social value benefits into procurement decision making
- Impact of Brexit on procurement legislation