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Procurement Opportunities in Social Housing and Public Sector

Postponed till further notice, EAST LONDON

ProcureCo is an event to connect public and social housing sector decision makers with leading suppliers, to collaborate, share knowledge and skills, and contribute to Social Value.

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The health and safety of our stakeholders, including our partners and steering groups, exhibitors and team members is our absolute priority. In the light of the current uncertainty and precautionary actions in relation to COVID-19 we have decided to postpone our event till further advised.

On a positive note our steering group and partner housing associations are keen that we continue to engage with suppliers and other organisations that are pivotal to the procurement function. So we will be keeping the momentum going with a view to assisting suppliers to prepare for an intense activity when business is back to normal. As such we are excited to announce that we will be having the first Digital Online ProcureCo Public Sector Procurement Summit and the whole of our steering group will be presenting an array of interesting and important topics.

OUR PARTNERS

Why ATTEND

One event... unlimited opportunities

ProcureCo is the only platform dedicated to bringing social housing procurement professionals and private sector suppliers together. It offers unrivalled opportunities to expand networks, explore new working relationships, strengthen supply chains, and share knowledge and best practice to further Social Value.

PUBLIC SECTOR

For Procurement Reps

Enhance current and future procurement prospects with an unparalleled opportunity to engage with suppliers directly.

Network with existing and potential suppliers to the public and social housing sectors, learn more about best practice, and promote ongoing improvement to supplier bid quality. The event is unique in its aim to not only promote better communication between buyers and suppliers, but also to assist suppliers attending to become bid ready, further improving the procurement process. All sessions are CPD certified, and count towards CIPS Chartered status.

PRIVATE SECTOR

For Suppliers

For suppliers looking to grow business within the social housing and public sectors, attendance at ProcureCo is a must.

With unrivalled access to procurement professionals, including scheduled meetings, seminars and workshops, learn the best practice, skills and tools to successfully navigate the bid and tender process. ProcureCo offers the opportunity to network with every tier in the social housing and local authority supply chain, forging new working relationships and possibilities. Connect and collaborate with existing suppliers and buyers, or become a sponsor to really showcase your social value contribution and be noticed in this competitive market.

EVENT THEMES

Making Social Value Work for You

Understanding how to build a compelling case for social value in a tender response is vital for suppliers looking to work with social housing and public sector organisations. The 2012 Social Value Act requires procurement teams to consider how products and services secured can add greater economic, social and environmental value to local communities, but understanding exactly what this looks like can be a confusing business.

Find out how to improve your social value scorings on bids, and what works for a range of different sized housing organisations. Explore how to tackle social value contribution and improve your tenders to increase chances of success in the social housing sector.

Public sector attendees can learn how better to harness the power of procurement to maximise social impact, sharing best practice and tips from other social housing and local authorities.

Navigating Frameworks

ProcureCo provides the opportunity to fully understand the opportunities around frameworks, with access to framework providers, suppliers and procurement experts already working within frameworks. Connect with key Central Purchasing Authorities operating frameworks for the social housing sector, with unique opportunities for learning, understanding, and developing new partnerships.

Fast-track to public sector success

For suppliers looking to develop business with public sector and housing associations, a range of workshops and seminars will outline how to really stand out in this competitive market place. Topics include:

  • Effective bid writing
  • Improving your pre-qualification responses
  • How to identify and win contracts
  • Leveraging networking opportunities.

The sessions are designed to enhance knowledge and understanding of public sector procurement for existing and potential suppliers, and give insight into how to maximise new business opportunities.

ProcureCo is an opportunity not to be missed for any supplier serious about raising their profile within the public sector.

pLATINUM SPONSORS

CONTRIBUTORS

Anthony Silk

Director of Procurement, Optivo

In a career spanning private practice, local authority, housing co-ops and registered providers, Antony brings over thirty years of experience in the housing sector delivering services focused on customer empowerment, compliance and safety.

As Director of Procurement at Optivo, Antony is energised through creative solutions, the social value proposition and contracting through relationships.  As Board member of SEC, he is an avid supporter of developing future solutions and thinking for the sector.

Open and accessible, Antony is keen to learn what others know and welcomes you contacting him.

John Wallace

Director of Procurement, Metropolitan Housing

John began his career as a laboratory assistant before becoming a qualified master brewer. Having spent 10 years in brewing production, John moved onto various procurement roles in the brewing industry prior to spending 2 years in the food sector working for one of the country’s leading chilled food producers. In 2006, he joined the NHS, being involved in the growth and development of two regional collaborative procurement organisations before moving to Housing and joining Anchor Hanover Trust in 2013. John is currently Procurement Director at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing.

Vincent John

Director of Procurement and Business Services, University of Greenwich

Vincent John is a dedicated Procurement and Supply Chain professional with diverse corporate management experience gained in a range of public service organisations in the UK Local Government and Higher Education (HE) sectors. Vincent has deployed his skills in various large public sector organisations setting up Supply Chain and Procurement systems before moving to the University Sector. He has combined his professional work with commitment to mobilising and contributing to African-Caribbean and other communities in the UK.

Andrew Taylor

Head of Property and Commercial Services, Bank of England

Andrew is an experienced programme, change, and commercial leader with diverse experience across the private and public sectors, from both client and service provider perspectives.

He has worked with clients ranging from SMEs to large corporates and a range of public sector organisations. He has led and been responsible for the success of programmes and procurement projects ranging from £25k to £250m in value.

Jody Adams

Head of Procurement, Peabody

Jody Adams is the Head of Procurement and Payments at Peabody, one of London’s oldest and largest housing associations with around 66,000 properties across London and the South East.  Leading the centralised Procurement function he has responsibility for third party supplier spend of circa £550m split over its 3500+ supply chain ensuring social value, value for money and compliance (amongst other things) are delivered. With over 22 years working in Local Government and the Housing Sector Jody’s proudest moment was being given the opportunity to re-establish Procurement at Peabody and see them through the merger with Family Mosaic leveraging the most out of two large organisations coming together.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our procurement events attract social housing and public sector procurement teams and private sector suppliers across many different sectors all looking to network and collaborate with each other.

We have a scheduled time in the day for networking specifically for exhibitors. Depending on which sponsor packages you have purchased you may be entitled to scheduled meetings with our procurement leads. These meetings will take place throughout the day and you will receive a schedule of who and when you will be meeting prior to the day. If you would like to know more about the different sponsorship packages that are available to you then click here.

All visitors to the event will get access and can choose to attend any of the seminars, panel discussions and workshops that are taking place on the day. You’ll be able to visit the stands of exhibiting procurement staff from our partner housing associations as well as the stands of other suppliers and organisations that play a role in the social housing procurement landscape.

We aim for all our packages to benefit suppliers to help them to connect, communicate and collaborate with the buyers and procurement staff from our social housing and public sector partners and other staff as well as other suppliers providing different products and services to that of yours. We have designed the event in such a way as to encourage the development of new that you can do business with other suppliers working in this sector.  The level of profile you receive will be dependent on the package you select.

For example, if you are looking to get one to one meetings then take a look at our platinum packages. You’ll get scheduled slots with each of our partners and premium positioning at the event and online.

If you’re still not quite sure you can contact us directly and we can help you decide.

You can book directly through our website starting here

Otherwise you can get in touch with us and we can help you along the way.

Anything, however we do recommend you bring your own tablecloth branded or plain and any marketing material such as; leaflets, pop-up banners, wall stands and branded bits. If you have a large exhibition or a special request, then please get in contact with us to help accommodate you.

Many of our exhibitors bring two staff members but you can always bring more as there’s no restriction. It’s a good idea to bring at least two staff so that at least one can attend seminars/workshops whilst the stand is being staffed.

This varies from each event depending on the venue, please get in touch with us prior to confirm that this is possible.

As usual, ProcureCo cannot accept any responsibility for equipment lost or stolen, equipment that is delivered to the venue is left at your own risk.

Charities can benefit from a charity discount. You will need to get in touch with us directly to discuss this.

We also offer discounts on multiple bookings and early birds. You can get in contact with us to find out more. Early bird prices are advertised as they are on our website alongside packages.  

08:30 onwards

Exhibitor setup

09:30 – 09:45

Exhibitor briefing

10:00

Doors open

15:00

Doors close

16:00 – 18:00

Drinks reception

 

Please check back at a later time as this section may be updated. Exhibitors will receive a notification email of the official schedule of the day nearer the event

You can get in touch with us by calling 0203 828 1355, emailing info@3dchange.co.uk or using the live chat on our website.

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John Wallace

Director of Procurement, Metropolitan Housing.

John began his career as a laboratory assistant before becoming a qualified master brewer. Having spent 10 years in brewing production, John moved onto various procurement roles in the brewing industry prior to spending 2 years in the food sector working for one of the country’s leading chilled food producers. In 2006, he joined the NHS, being involved in the growth and development of two regional collaborative procurement organisations before moving to Housing and joining Anchor Hanover Trust in 2013. John is currently Procurement Director at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing.

Antony Silk

Director of Procurement, Optivo.

In a career spanning private practice, local authority, housing co-ops and registered providers, Antony brings over thirty years of experience in the housing sector delivering services focused on customer empowerment, compliance and safety.

As Director of Procurement at Optivo, Antony is energised through creative solutions, the social value proposition and contracting through relationships.  As Board member of SEC, he is an avid supporter of developing future solutions and thinking for the sector.

Open and accessible, Antony is keen to learn what others know and welcomes you contacting him.