Wales' Day of Procurement

09 November 2017, Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

Register Your Interest

Future of Procurement Zone Agenda

11.30 - 11.50
Wellbeing of Future Generations embedded into NPS Contracts and Frameworks
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Simon Griffiths
Head of Category Management & Deputy,
National Procurement Service, Welsh Government

The procurement process although quite bureaucratic is straight forward, but having the standard operations, and the tool sets in place that enhance the delivery of Government political priorities, together with the willingness to collaborate is key to success in Wales –in Simon’s sessions today, you can take away just one tool set that will assist you consider and implement the requirements of the Future Generations Act through your contracts and frameworks.

11.50 - 12.10
Why and How We Should Embed Joint Bidding
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Jane Lynch
Lecturer for Cardiff University & Senior Associate of Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW),
University of South Wales

The session is designed to deliver three important messages relevant to both procurement teams and the supply market. The session will firstly, explain why collaborative working is important for sustainable development in Wales. Secondly, provide an introduction to the joint bidding guide produced by Welsh Government. Thirdly, using a case example, offer advice on how to get started: both buy and supply side.

13.00 - 13.20
Ethical Employment Code of Conduct
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Lisa Thomas-Lewis
Head of Policy Programme,
Value Wales, Welsh Government

Dr Sue Hurrell
Special Projects Manager,
Value Wales, Welsh Government

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Mark Drakeford will launch the ‘Code of Practice’ at Procurex 2016. In this session, Dr Sue Hurrell from Value Wales, Welsh Government will provide more information about the Code and how it can help support the development of more ethical public sector supply chains, including tackling of modern slavery.

The session would be suitable for all delegates, the Code and its supporting documents are designed for all organisations involved in Welsh public sector supply chains, organisations in receipt of public sector funding, and businesses operating in Wales.

The Code is designed to ensure that workers in public sector supply chains are employed ethically and in compliance with UK and national laws and will cover the following employment issues:
• Modern Slavery
• Blacklisting
• False self-employment
• Unfair use of umbrella schemes and zero hour contracts
• Payment of the Living Wage

13.20 - 13.40
Tackling Transparency in Supply Chains
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Steve Chapman
Anti-Slavery Coordinator,
Welsh Government

Kim-Ann Williamson
Equality, Diversity and Community Engagement Manager,
Crown Prosecution Service, Welsh Government

The session will be used to explain the work of the Wales Anti-Slavery Leadership Group and the multi-agency work being carried out to make Wales hostile to slavery and to provide the best possible support for survivors.

13.40 - 14.00
Wellbeing of Future Generations embedded into NPS Contracts and Frameworks
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Simon Griffiths
Head of Category Management & Deputy,
National Procurement Service, Welsh Government

The procurement process although quite bureaucratic is straight forward, but having the standard operations, and the tool sets in place that enhance the delivery of Government political priorities, together with the willingness to collaborate is key to success in Wales –in Simon’s sessions today, you can take away just one tool set that will assist you consider and implement the requirements of the Future Generations Act through your contracts and frameworks.