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Heads of Procurement Monthly Meeting - February 2024

23/02/2024 09.30 - 10.30
Online

For LUPC members only. LUPC hosts a monthly meeting for Heads of Procurement typically on the last Friday of every month, 09.30-10.30 via Microsoft Teams.

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CIPS Study Coffee Morning - February 2024

27/02/2024 10.00 - 11.00
Online

LUPC is pleased to announce the next CIPS Study Coffee Morning for all members.

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Part of the New Procurement Act 2023 Support - Are you ready for Implementing the New Procurement Act 2023?

29/02/2024 09.30 - 15.30
Online

A full day online training course delivered by CIPFA for Heads for Procurement to gain an introductory and practical understanding of the new sections, schedules and published/ available guidance to kickstart successful implementation.

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Introduction to Procurement

29/02/2024 10.00 - 11.30
Online

A 90-minute online training session delivered by Achilles for non-procurement practitioners (internal stakeholders) who have some responsibility for certain procurement activities within their organisation or for those new to a role in procurement.

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Commercial Aspects

12/03/2024 10.00 - 11.30
Online

A 90-minute online training session delivered by Achilles for Procurement practitioners and other stakeholders who wish to understand some of the basic commercial aspects concerned with the concept of cost, whole life costing and some of the internal and external factors that affect the cost of goods, works and services.

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Terms and Conditions

21/03/2024 10.00 - 11.30
Online

A 90-minute online training session delivered by law firm Brodies LLP for Procurement practitioners and other stakeholders on contract terms and conditions: understanding different contract structures, the key clauses within agreements and how any changes in contracts could have an effect on compliance with public procurement regulations.

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Contract Implementation and Contract Management for Stakeholders

16/04/2024 09.30 - 12.45
Online

A half day online training course delivered by CIPFA to support all staff in contracting authorities who have responsibility for making procurement decisions, tendering or contract management responsibilities, to achieve best value from contracts and help drive future efficiency savings through better contract management. The workshop is focused on securing the best commercial outcomes from existing contracts and future procurements.

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Negotiation

23/04/2024 10.00 - 11.30
Online

A 90-minute online training session delivered by Achilles, intended for procurement practitioners, contract managers, finance and other operational stakeholders to develop and enhance their negotiation skills and understand how to negotiate compliantly and effectively in the public sector.

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A master class in managing contracts: What Does Best Practice Contract Management Look Like?

14/05/2024 09.30 - 15.30
Online

A full day online training course delivered by CIPFA, intended for procurement practitioners to achieve best value from existing contracts and help drive future efficiency savings.

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LUPC & SUPC Conference 2024

05/06/2024 09.00 - 17.00
etcvenues 133 Houndsditch, City of London

SAVE THE DATE! The LUPC & SUPC Conference 2024 returns in-person at etcvenues, 133 Houndsditch, City of London

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Specification Writing

02/07/2024 10.00 - 11.30
Online

A 90-minute online training session delivered by Achilles for procurement practitioners, contract managers and operational stakeholders. Suitable for anyone who has not written a specification before, or who has and wants to improve their specification writing skills.

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