Sustainable Procurement: Policy into Practice

Sustainable Procurement: Policy into Practice

Regional Inclusive Growth Community of Practice (Online) Session

Thursday, 29 October (10am - 11.30am),
Thursday, 5 November (10am – 11.30am)

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Event Description 

Join us for this two-part workshop, illustrating through speakers and case studies, the flexibility and opportunities created by the sustainable procurement duty.  Presentations will share how to maximise impact and improve practice and support developments to your procurement strategies and reports. Working group case studies and ideas will contribute to ongoing work around the creation of a Community Benefits Catalogue.

A digital report will be shared afterwards.


Part 1: 29 October, 10:00 – 11:30

10:00            Welcome and Introductory Context

                     Liz McEntee, Chair, EDAS                     

10:05            Scottish Government Overview

                     Jo Mitchell, Procurement Policy, Scottish Procurement, The Scottish Government

                     An overview on Sustainable Procurement Duty - Impact and Measurement

Procurement: What Good Looks Like

Panel Perspectives

10:15 – 10:30

Jo Mitchell is joined by Geraldine Campbell and Lorna Renwick in a facilitated session sharing panel guest perspectives on what good looks like.

Inclusive Growth Perspective: Geraldine Campbell, Policy Manager, Regional Economic Development, The Scottish Government      

Public Health Perspective: Lorna Renwick, Organisational Lead – NHS Leadership, Health Equity, Public Health Scotland

Good Practice Examples

10:30            Sustainable Procurement Duty – Opportunities & Flexibilities

                     Edwina Ryan, Policy Officer – Scottish Procurement, the Scottish Government

10:40            Delivering Jobs and Training             

                     Laura Brady, Local Manager – Scotland, CITB

10:50            Supporting Communities

                     Vanessa Robertson, Team Leader – Procurement Team, Perth & Kinross Council

11:00             ‘Round Table’ Working Groups

                     Discuss and collate thoughts and views on What Good Looks Like.

11:20            Feedback and Summary


Part 2: 5 November, 10:00 – 11:30

10:00            Welcome and Recap

                     Liz McEntee, Chair, EDAS

10:05            Scottish Government Overview

                     Barbara Morton, Director, Sustainable Procurement Limited

                     Improving Practice

Progressive Procurement

How is a more diverse range of businesses engaged? How is procurement done better to achieve more?

10:15            Knowing what you want and asking for it

                     Jane Thompson, Glasgow City Region City Deal Programme Management Office

10:25            Focusing on Health and Community Benefits   

                     Stevie McLaughlin, Head of Procurement, NHS National Services Scotland

10:35            Making better use of data

                     What opportunity does digital bring? Do we have the skills to utilise technology to drive efficiency and productivity through the procurement process.

                     Lawrie Wilcox, Scottish Government

10:45            ‘Round Table’ Working Groups

                     Discuss and collate thoughts and views on: (1) What is being delivered?  (2) What could be delivered? (3) What would help embed?

11:05            Feedback and Summary

                     (close 11:30)


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