About the Conference:
The Public Contract Scotland Regulation 2015 and Procurement Reform Act 2014 have now been in use for nearly 2 years but now that we are all just getting to grips with the new requirements and the most challenging times are arguably yet to come.
The procurement conference this year is focusing on some key issues of procurement:
- The changing face of procurement for RSL’s
- Alternative and potentially beneficial procurement routes
- Procurement & Commercial Improvement Programme (PCIP) and the issues and requirements for RSL’s that they bring
- The continual challenges of using the ESPD and how to score this effectively without challenge
- Collaborative working and tangible examples of where this has worked successfully
- Legal clinic to look at emerging trends
- Brexit implications and the increase in challenges from unsuccessful bidders.
This year’s procurement conference looks at all the keys issues and best practice for RSL’s.
Is The Conference For You?
Public procurement reforms will apply to most housing associations across Scotland. If you work in Property Maintenance, Development, Corporate Services or Finance and are responsible for procuring significant works, goods and services, then this is the conference to update you on guidance, law and good practice
Costs and How to Book
The delegate fee starts at £219 for SFHA Members (£299 for non members) which includes attendance, lunch and all refreshments.
Save ££s … Discount
Book to attend both the Procurement Conference and Development Conference (being held the day prior, 6 February) for just £375 - a saving of £63.00.
With vibrant meeting spaces and panoramic views The Studio is situated at the heart of the city, just a hop, skip and jump away from all major transport links.
Free Wi-Fi is available, which will enable delegates to stay connected during
the conference. For full details on the venue, please visit www.studiovenues.co.uk/glasgow
Speakers & Biographies
Mark is a consultant working in the fields of housing, health, social care and property. He is currently leading a project for the Scottish Government which aims to ensure best value is achieved from investment through the Affordable Housing Supply Programme. Other clients include housing associations and various health and social care organisations. Mark was previously a director in local government.”
In her role as Procurement Group Manager, Laurie provides strategic procurement advice and support to the six housing associations and other organisations which form part of the Wheatley Group.
Thenue Housing Association
Brian has held the post of Head of Housing & Community Regeneration at Thenue Housing Association since 2004. Thenue have over 2800 tenancies in various locations in Glasgow. Brian has overall responsibility for reactive and void maintenance procurement & services, housing management and community regeneration.
Brian also represents Glasgow & West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations in matters relating to digital services and welfare reform.
The Exhibition is the main networking hub during both days of the conference where all reffreshments and lunch will be served. By exhibiting, your organisation gains the opportunity to network with delegates face-to-face and demonstrate or promote your products and services.
Exhibitors at the conference include:
SPA – MAIN SPONSOR
STEWART & SHIELDS
JAMES FINDLAY LTD
THE FURNISHING SERVICE
Interested in Exhibiting?
The contact Craig McMillan by calling 0141 567 6230 or email cmcmillan@ sfha.co.uk