Why Attend – Public Sector
With annual local government expenditure estimated at over £57bn and government handing more powers to local councils in order to deliver better public services, best practice procurement within local government becomes vital to ensure expenditure is managed effectively and councils are driving value for money.
LGA’s updated National Procurement Strategy highlights new areas for focus amongst local government procurement professionals. Adding value continues to be a key theme – whether it be delivering social value, commercialisation or asset management, developing innovation or delivering efficiency savings, procurement professionals need to be clued up on how to deal with these challenges.
Training and Learning Zones at LGPE have been designed specifically to upskill local government procurement professionals in the key areas highlighted in the most recent version of the National Procurement Strategy with the aim of transforming public procurement. Results of the recent diagnostic survey showed the following areas required further training:
Over 700 delegates attended the event in 2018, ensure that you join the local government procurement community at LGPE 2019 by registering for your complimentary place today.