Connected Procurement and Commissioning
The full iNetwork programme for 2017-18 is available HERE
The Connected Procurement and Commissioning Programme helps colleagues across iNetwork to collaborate more effectively, appreciate tools such as SpendPro and the support capabilities of YPO, interpret new legislation and engage with Government.
Connected Procurement and Commissioning Chair Introduction
The change of name to include ‘commissioning’ in the programme title reflects our ambition to open up the group to public sector commissioners to support constructive conversation with procurement colleagues. This year’s focus in 2017-18 will help procurement and commissioning officers to respond to the changing nature of public services, ensuring greater social value outcomes from procurement and commissioning activities, and delivering savings and efficiencies.
Manchester City Council
Delivering Savings and Efficiencies
iNetwork supports commissioners and procurement professionals to secure best value and deliver savings and efficiencies for organisations in the public service sector.
Effective Co-commissioning and Procurement
iNetwork supports procurement and commissioning leads to jointly commission more effectively, particularly within the context of the wider devolution and public sector reform agenda.
Tackling social outcomes important to the public sector
iNetwork supports social outcomes through improved procurement and commissioning practices such as embedding ‘social value’ to support inclusive growth of local economies and communities, and addressing poverty and inequality.
Delivery Partners and Stakeholders
“Excellent way of accessing relevant procurement guidance and topics in a friendly atmosphere…at little/ no cost.”Colleague, STAR Procurement
“Particularly interested in sharing forward procurement plans and achieving social value.”Colleague, Halton Borough Council.
For advice, guidance and support in this area, please contact Shelley Heckman, iNetwork's Deputy Director