We’ll host delegates from across our network for a morning of networking and knowledge sharing. We’ll be exploring the evolving procurement landscape and ensuring you’re prepared for reform. The morning is free to attend for public sector delegates.
Agenda

 

9:00 Arrivals

  • 9:40 – Welcome – David Smith, Director of Strategic Partnerships, SEC
  • 9:50 – The importance of quality and better evaluation principles – Lee Maskell, Equity Partner, FFT
  • 10:10 – Procurement Reform and the National Housing Procurement Group Update – John Wallace, Director of Procurement, Clarion Housing Group
  • 10:30 – Charlotte Clayson & Liz Mulley, Trowers & Hamlins
    • Drawing parallels between the reform transparency obligations and The Freedom of Information Act
    • Examples of procurement fraud and what to avoid

10:50 Break

  • 11:20 – Innovation Through Procurement – Rikesh Shah, Head of Innovation Procurement Empowerment Centre, CP Catapult
  • 11:40 – Applying the change Mindset
  • 11:55 – Practitioners Panel, ch. Lee Maskell, Equity Partner, FFT
    • Chi Joe, IDS
    • Caroline Lamont, West Kent Housing
    • Jonathan Lam, LB Croydon
    • TBC

12:30 Ends

Cost

Tickets are free for public sector delegates from housing associations and local authorities. Commercial delegates are also welcome – tickets cost £40 +  VAT. 

Commercial Opportunities

There are a number of exhibition and sponsorship packages still available for our network. If you’re interested in supporting Procurement AM please contact Ellie Park – ellie.park@southeastconsortium.org.uk. 

Meet our Headline Sponsor

Faithorn Farrell Timms (FFT) is an award-winning RICS chartered surveying practice and property consultancy established in 2001. Operating from three regional offices, we employ 100+ professional, technical and support staff. Together, we work hard to uphold the founding values of the business, and steadfastly stand by our 20+ year commitment to investing in our people, to giving back through a solid social value policy and our own established charitable foundation, and to supporting the communities in which our clients operate.

Whilst our roots lie in building surveying, quantity surveying and project management, we have diversified over the years to become established specialists in a range of consultancy fields. These include health and safety, fire safety, housing, energy, strategic asset management, and procurement consultancy.

In terms of procurement, our specialist team has managed over £2.5 billion worth of works and services contracts on behalf of registered social landlords, local authorities and other public sector clients, delivering time, cost and compliance benefits where they are needed most, ensuring corporate goals are met, and the bigger picture is always considered.