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As spending pressures continue, councils are working more innovatively to find efficiencies. However buying and sharing goods and services and working as a ‘super council’ is not as straightforward as it should be. All of this is guided by current EU rules, which can be inconsistent and confusing, making it more difficult for councils to deliver value for money procurement.
We have been voicing these local concerns to EU decision makers in Whitehall and Brussels, and they are listening. A wholesale review takes place in 2011/2012. This session will:
Evidence why these rules matter to councils
Present the LG Group vision for the EU procurement review
Hear from those reforming the EU rules in Brussels and Whitehall.
Come and join the debate, and have your say…find out what we are saying and how you can help influence EU policy makers in Whitehall, Westminster and Brussels.
Sara Piller, Deputy Head of Unit, Public Procurement Policy Directorate, European Commission
Nigel Kletz, Head of Procurement and Assistant Director, Birmingham City Council
Matthew Wynn, Efficiency and Reform Group, Cabinet Office