We recognise the importance of public sector organisations working together to improve their approach to procurement. Our aim is to be both a host for critical information, including about contracts or best practice, and also a focal point for networking and communications between organisations to bring about these improvements.
We are currently supporting:
- A regional contracts database - Our Contracts Database facility allows organisations to upload and maintain their own contract information on-line, to be shared with partners across the East of England. Click here to visit the Contracts Database website.
- A collaborative procurement programme - Our programme brings together public sector organisations, particularly across the traditional boundaries of sector or geography, to develop and instigate better approaches to procurement, such as Supplier Relationship Development, to generate cash efficiency savings.
- The Procurement Challenge - The Procurement Challenge, delivered through our Talent Bank, is designed as a low-cost, high-impact review of current procurement arrangements in a single public sector organisation. However, it can be applied to other arrangements such as shared procurement services or by two or more organisations with an interest in working together on collaborative procurement.
- A Procurement East Network - The Procurement East Network (PEN) is a networking group for senior Procurement colleagues across the East of England. The group is made of one delegate from each of the County and Unitary Authorities, plus up to 10 delegates from districts and boroughs (2 per county) and representatives from the wider public sector, including Fire and Health Services. Find out more about this network on our meetings pages.
- A Procurement Series - The Procurement Series is a set of training events focussed on current issues of importance in public procurement. We can work with you to deliver any or all of the Procurement Series courses at your own workplace for groups of up to 14 delegates. Download a list of the available courses here.
- A regular procurement e-bulletin - We produce a fortnightly procurement e-bulletin to keep you up to date with our activity, highlight possible collaborative opportunities and provide a snap-shot of recent news stories of interest, including any developments in government policy affecting procurement.
If you would like more information regarding any aspect of our procurement work then please contact Eddie Gibson, Senior Manager on 01284 758310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.