ProcurEd North’s programme includes carefully selected seminars that will focus on procurement within the education sector. Each session will address current procurement topics that are important to the sector and our key speakers are keen to share their wealth of experiences and knowledge with you. View the full programme list.
To help you get the most out of the day we have indicated which seminars may be most relevant to your sector. Sessions will be tailored to either schools and academies or colleges and universities, but you are welcome to attend any session that is of interest to you.
ProcurEd North’s programme has been designed to give you the opportunity to meet with procurement professionals from across the education sector. The conference exhibition is also designed to give you the opportunity to meet the CPC and Tenet teams, CPC approved suppliers and other specially selected exhibitors.
Ian Thorogood and Peter McMullan
This session will guide you through the process of using a CPC agreement to buy goods and services, allowing you to access savings and make improvements.
Our presenters will demonstrate the correct way to run a mini-competition process to ensure your organisation achieves public contract regulation compliance. During the seminar you will receive useful hints and tips on engaging with suppliers and gain insight on the tender evaluation stage, giving you the tools you need to complete the process with confidence.
Did that title catch you attention? Unhappy suppliers have rights, especially where they are unhappy about not winning a quotation or tender. What are those rights and what can you do to minimise the risks associated with them?
The presentation will look at the types of complaints that can arise both during a procurement and after the award decision is notified. It will also look at some simple strategies to minimise the risk of complaint.
Darren Lowe and Pat Condon
This seminar will help you to get the most out of being an approved supplier on a CPC framework. The session will cover current and future marketing opportunities from within the education sector and wider public sector, including the introduction of CPC video marketing. This seminar will take place in the exhibition hall during the delegate seminars.
Catherine Kelsall and Nigel Rudyard - DfE
We will outline the work and support available from the Department to support buying in schools and trusts.
Can play really impact learning? Through the LEGO Foundation’s research, LEGO® Education are passionate about giving all children a playful, creative and hands-on learning experience. Why? What does the research say? Is this important? This session will focus on the latest research and science regarding expressive, experiential and exploratory learning.
You’ll even be involved in a creative, hands-on LEGO challenge!