The Pelican’s Procurement, Tender and Sales teams undertook a Public Procurement Law Reforms training to fully understand all the new changes that are being proposed and how best we can support our clients and prospects in the public sector.
Kim Goodchild, Pelican’s Tender Team Manager shares the lowdown on the latest Procurement Reform – including where we are today and where we’re going.
Assess the procurement skills within your procurement team
Ensure your team have the right capability and capacity
Begin to consider what economic, social and/or environmental benefits can be delivered through current and future contracts
Develop clear models for the evaluation of social and environmental benefits
Build a clear pipeline of future procurement activity
Begin to consider what changes will be required to current procurement strategies and documentation
Have open discussions around the necessary changes with regards to the Central Digital Platform for tendering
Develop a process to ensure greater transparency is embedded across the contracting authority, not just procurement
Begin to develop a training programme for procurement teams to keep them up to date with the latest changes
15 December 2020. Green Paper ‘Transforming Public Procurement’ launched
10 March 2021. Green Paper consultation period ended
3 June 2021. Publication of the UK Governments National Procurement Policy Statement
15 June 2021. Commercial Pipeline Guidance published
24 June 2021. Cabinet Office publish new guidance on Transparency, requiring all Central Latest Government departments, Agencies and
30 September 2021. All companies bidding for government contracts worth more than £5 million a year must commit to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050 – this applies to all Central Government departments, Agencies and NDPBs (non- departmental public bodies)
8 October 2021. Cabinet Office update suggests the timetable for legislative change will be 2023 at the earliest
1 April 2022. Contracting authorities with an annual spend of £200m or more are required to publish procurement pipelines for contracts over £10m (Cabinet Office) or £2m (all other relevant bodies). Then, from 1st April 2023 – Contracting authorities with an annual spend of £100m or more are required to publish procurement pipelines for contracts over £2m.
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