Following the recent publication of the National Procurement Strategy for Local Government in England 2022 (NPS), local government is tasked with delivering economic and social value locally, as well as supporting the ‘Levelling Up’ programme, to collectively make lives better for local communities.
With many challenges facing this sector – from the rising cost of energy to problems with supply chains -the procurement function in local government remains vital to ensure successful delivery of public services, and that local government goes from ‘good’ to ‘great’.
The NPS sets out a clear strategy for local government to work both commercially and collaboratively towards that end goal. With an annual spend of £70bn, this diverse marketplace, requires a vast range of goods and services, making this sector desirable for any supplier looking to develop new business opportunities.
LPGE 2023 (Thursday, April 27) provides a unique platform for both local government procurement professionals and their key industry suppliers to enhance their knowledge, network and share best practice. In addition, it’s the best place to connect with a range of innovative suppliers focused on meeting the needs of this evolving marketplace.
- Skills Development Zones
- LGA Partner Pavilion
Public SectorLGPE 2023 will focus on some of the key issues that are relevant in this changing environment – procurement reform, sustainable procurement, social value and fairness, digital transformation, innovation and more. Officially supported by the Local Government Association (LGA), Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) and the Procurement Advice and Support Service (PASS), our Training Zones have been created to support Local Government strategies, policy and initiatives in addition to exploring current market trends and best practice. Presentations within our zones are CPD certified, designed to support the development of procurement skills and capabilities, and count towards your CIPS Chartered Status. This year the training zones will deliver sessions encompassing the following themes:
- Social Value
- Procurement Reform
Private SectorLocal government across England and Wales is open for business and is seeking to work with organisations of all shapes and sizes. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make up 98% of the business population and are the lifeblood of the economy. The UK Government is working towards a target of £1 in every £3 of its procurement spend with SMEs, therefore increasing the business opportunities for organisations of all sizes. Becoming a local government supplier is a great way to make a positive difference to your business. This innovative and interactive event is for both framework holders and non-framework suppliers. It provides an opportunity to network, upskill, showcase innovation and demonstrate goods and services, supporting today’s public sector marketplace across England and Wales. Attendance includes access to all event features including :
- Local Government Procurement Pavilion
- Training Zones – featuring over 20 CPD Certified presentations
- Product Showcase Exhibition
Venue and Times
Opening Times: 0830 – 1600Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands, Hammersmith International Centre, Hammersmith, W6 8DR LONDON
The hotel is just a 3-minute walk from Hammersmith Underground Station and less than 20-minutes travel from Central London or Heathrow, escaping the Central London Congestion Zone and is ideally located to access all the main shopping areas and amenities of Central London. Hammersmith London Underground station operates on the Hammersmith & City line and Piccadilly line. The Circle line station, Hammersmith Broadway, is just as close and provides step-free access and both these stations are located in Travelcard Zone 2.