What Procurement Officers look for - Procurement Mini-Conference 2014

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Liz Lucas of Caerphilly Council at the 2014 Procurement mini-conference.

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What Procurement Officers look for - Procurement Mini-Conference 2014

  1. 1. What Procurement Officers look for……… Elizabeth Lucas Head of Procurement Caerphilly County Borough Council
  2. 2. Procurement in Local Government • EU and UK Legislation • Financial Climate • Understanding and Managing our Spend • Risk Mitigation - Loss of Funding, Legal Challenges, Employee Bias (any perceived). • Social & Economic Regeneration • Social Clauses
  3. 3. Approach to Procurement • Open, Fair, Transparent. • Local Procurement • Electronic Procurement • Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT) • Cost / Price
  4. 4. Project Teams • Procurement – Compliance check • Technical – Evaluation (scored) • Legal – Compliance check • Finance/Insurance – Compliance check • Health and Safety – Compliance check • Cost - Scored • Training • Set Evaluation criteria
  5. 5. What if? • Bids are Late? • Bid arrive in conflict to instructions to tender? • Qualified bid? • Information missing?
  6. 6. Talk to us • Central Support • Use the electronic system • Don’t leave things to the last minute • Plan the upload of documents
  7. 7. How can we make a difference? • Communication • Working together – Buyers, Suppliers • Understand the problem – Do something about it • Buyers:- • Plan • Inform • Standardisation (Process and Products – Services) • Suppliers:- • Register on Sell2Wales & Proactis Portal • Be Prepared • Work differently (Consortia, Supply Chain)
  8. 8. Thank you Any questions?

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