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Procurement – what are the next steps?

Come along to the SFHA’s Procurement Conference and get the answers to your common questions.

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Major changes in public procurement that affect housing associations, co-operatives and local authorities came into effect 18 April 2016. These changes include the Public Contracts Scotland Regulations 2015 and the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014. These bring a raft of duties, requirements and opportunities, including the Sustainable Procurement Duty, Community Benefit Requirements and the ESPD to name a few.

The SFHA has proactively addressed these changes with the introduction of Dougie Gold, its Procurement Adviser, and it has been very active at forums, seminars, RSL training and awareness sessions. The federation also carried out a series of ‘roadshows’ across the whole of Scotland and now, as a direct result of feedback from the roadshows, it is holding a Procurement Conference which will cover a wide range of issues.

Come along to get answers to questions such as:

  • How do I undertake Regulated and Non-Regulated Procurement?
  • What is my RSL compliance requirements?
  • How do I get the best out of and use the ESPD that has replaced the PQQ?
  • How do I use PCS effectively to create Quick Quotes and Contract Notices?
  • What types of procurement are best for me to use – open, restricted or a different type?
  • What’s required to update my procurement policy?
  • How do revise and review my procurement strategy and annual report requirements?

The conference is taking place on 8 February at the Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow (formerly Glasgow Thistle) and you can book to attend both the Procurement Conference and Development Conference (being held the day before) for just £375 – a saving of £63 and you can send a different staff member to each day. Don’t miss out, book your place online at www.sfha.co.uk/whats-on

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