Wales' Day of Procurement

09 November 2017, Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

Register Your Interest

Supplier & Infrastructure Zone Agenda

10.50 - 11.10
How to Engage with the Welsh Government’s Business Wales Service
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Adam Evans
Delivery Manager,
Business Wales

An introduction to the Welsh Government approach to Business Support
An overview of the Business Wales Service – including tendering support
Key Contacts and Details of how to access that support

11.10 - 11.30
How to Tender more Professionally - Key Learning Tips
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Guto Carrod
Tendering Advisor,
Business Wales

• Evaluate the Bid
• Make your bid stand out
• Be prepared
• Engage with Key Buying Organisations

11.30 - 11.50
An Insight into Intellectual Property
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David Wooldridge
Intellectual Property Manager, SmartInnovation,
Welsh Governement

The presentation will introduce delegates to the principles of intellectual property and how IP protection works. It will also dispel some of the commonly held myths about IP.

11.50 - 12.10
Construction Future Wales Opportunities
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Paul Wintle
Construction Futures Wales Programme Manager,
CITB

13.10 - 13.30
Transport Programmes in Wales
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Andy Falleyn
Welsh Government

13.30 - 13.50
Welsh Government Supplier Feedback Service
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Lisa Thomas-Lewis
Head of Policy Programme,
Value Wales, Welsh Government

Public sector procurement should be fair, open and consistent and comply with the Wales Procurement Policy Statement. In March 2016, the Value Wales team within Welsh Government launched the Supplier Feedback Service (SFS) to support improvements in public sector procurement in Wales.

The SFS provides a channel for buyers and suppliers to feedback on procurement, to have their questions answered and get clear guidance on procurement rules, regulations and policy. This session is open to anyone involved in public sector procurement who would like to find out more about the scope of the SFS.

13.50 - 14.10
The Third Sector as a Supplier and a Customer
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Matthew Brown
Head of Social Investment Cymru,
WCVA

In this session Matt will explore the vast range of services the sector has to offer and will explore the purchasing power of the sector.

14:10 - 14:30
Building Responsible Supply Chains
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Barry Rust
Energy and Sustainability Manager,
Tata Steel Europe