Procurement Green Paper – costs, risks, and opportunities: event

How much will the new Procurement Legislation cost non-central government bodies?

Legislation risks and additional costs seem inevitable if the Green Paper proposals are adopted. This online event will provide a legal perspective on the legislative risks as well as insights into the financial ramifications and how we can push for significant additional support from Central Government.

Event Outline: 18th Feb 2021 12:30 – 14:00

December’s Green Paper on transforming public sector procurement sets out the government plans to make the UK’s procurement legislation more flexible and transparent.

The ambition couldn’t be more important or urgent as technology is developing new solutions that can save vital resources at a time when they are needed more than ever as we tackle the pandemic, climate change, poverty and other unprecedented challenges.

But do the proposed changes help or hinder procurement for non-central government bodies? What are the legal, financial & HR implications if these proposals are adopted as they are?

Join us for an overview of the proposed new regulations where we will present insights into the likely legal, financial & HR impacts.

Key presentations:

Jack Doukov-Eustice (Addleshaw Goddard)

Jack is an associate in Addleshaw Goddard’s consistently-ranked top tier procurement team.  He has a creative, practical and common-sense approach, helping clients navigate a complex regulatory system to find solutions which deliver on commercial aims. Jack advises on key, strategic investments as well as innovative solutions for which there is no tried and tested route and has advised on all areas of procurement including PCR, CCR and UCR and on all main procedures.  He advises both on the buyer and bidder side, including on challenging and defending procurements. His clients in this area include pharmaceutical companies, defence contractors, utilities, transport infrastructure providers, local authorities and central government.

In his presentation, Jack will summarise the key legal aspects of the Green Paper and provide expert perspective on the legal impacts that it will have for Contracting Authorities especially in the context of procuring innovative products and solutions that are needed now more desperately than ever.

Richard Hallewell (Technology Procurement Association)

Richard is the CEO at the Technology Procurement Association (TPA) and has leadership roles with several global technology associations. He created the Banking and Finance Procurement Frameworks that can provide cost savings of 60%+ and frequently advises Government & other Public Sector bodies on both procurement and Fintech issues.

In his talk, Richard will examine the probability that the proposals will increase the risk as well as the financial & HR burdens of procurement projects. He will make the case that additional government support should be provided to non-central government Contracting Authorities and describe how this will be the cornerstone of the TPA response to Government.

Andy Burns (CIPFA)

As well as being former President of CIPFA, Andrew is also the former Chairman of the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB), and past President of the Society of County Treasurers. Andy is currently the Associate Director for Local Government at CIPFA where he acts as a bridge to help the non-central government sector to get the understanding and support that they need from Whitehall departments.

Andy will set out the CIPFA roadmap for supporting non-central government procurement and will describe how the sector can push for the Green Paper proposals to be improved so that they remove the additional costs and risks.

For more information about this event, please contact r.hallewell@thetpa.uk