Welcome to iNetwork’s Connected Procurement & Commissioning programme. In the context of the continuing financial burden on local public services, alongside growing pressure to deliver ever more compliance, transparency, and positive social outcomes, it is critically important that public sector procurement practitioners, commissioners, and contract managers are supported to hold constructive conversations and share best practice.
Priorities and Objectives for 2020-21
Effective Co-Commissioning and Procurement Innovation
Support procurement and commissioning leads to jointly commission more effectively to deliver savings and efficiencies, particularly within the context of the wider devolution and public sector reform agenda.
Tackling Policy Outcomes Important to the Public Sector
Support, and respond to, the evolving strategic policy objectives of the public sector through improved procurement and commissioning practices. These include, embedding social value to support inclusive growth of local economies and communities, addressing poverty, inequality, modern slavery, and environmental sustainability.
“The forum provided an ideal environment to expand upon existing knowledge and to develop new knowledge regarding initiatives that are ongoing in other sectors”
The CPC Network Leadership Group
Each iNetwork programme has a Network Leadership Group (NLG) which consists of iNetwork members who are leading practitioners in their field. The NLGs serve as both a programme board and a leadership forum for collaboration across the local public sector. The network leaders for the Connected Procurement & Commissioning Programme are:
CPC Network Leadership Group Members
Christine Atherton, AGMA
Conway Stewart, Cumbria County Council
Duncan Spokes, YPO
Gemma Isles, Transport for Greater Manchester
Helen McMahon, Lancaster City Council
Keith Patterson, Wirral Council
Liam Reynolds, Wigan Council
Lianne Halliday, Cheshire East Council
Neil Hind, Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership
Nichola Cooke, STAR Procurement (Deputy Chair)
Paul Maynard, AGMA
Peter Schofield, Manchester City Council (Chair)
Sarah Janusz, Bury Council
CPC Programme Co-ordinator
For advice, guidance and support in this area, please contact Louis Stockwell, Connected Procurement & Commissioning Programme Lead.