The new Green Paper promises an overhaul of UK public procurement rules. Welcomed by some and disappointing for others it will certainly, if seen through into law, provide one of the biggest shifts in the procurement landscape since the introduction of the 2014 EU Directives.
We caught up with a panel of experts from Public Service Transformation Academy (PSTA), Connect Places Catapult, E3M, Brasenose College Oxford and the POGO Club, as they discuss opportunities and risks arising from the proposed changes, and focus on the possibilities of truly radical procurement: outcomes-focused, transformational, value-adding and innovative - regardless of the legal framework.
The panelists for this lively debate are:
- Benjamin Taylor, Chief Executive, Public Service Transformation Academy
- Malcolm Harbour CBE, Associate, Connect Places Catapult
- Anne Davies, Professor of Law and Public Policy, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford and Chair, Procurement of Government Outcomes (POGO) Club
- Julian Blake, Stone King LLP, and Founding Supporting Partner, E3M
- Peter Ware, Director, Public Service Transformation Academy
Useful links referred to during the webinar:
- POGO Club’s response to the Green Paper
- Upcoming Academy for Public Entrepreneurship details – for budding procurement radicals!
- PSTA's June learning community meeting
- Connected Places Catapult’s Green Paper Consultation Response
Jessica Kimbell, GovNet