IWA Conference – Improving Welsh Procurement Conference – Cardiff

05 Nov
Monday 5th November 2012
9am – 3.30pm
Parc Thistle Hotel, Cardiff
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Public procurement is an important driver for economic development and employment.

At some £4.3 billion the Welsh public sector’s annual procurement budget is one of the main economic policy levers in Welsh hands.

But how effectively are we using it? Are we achieving the right balance between risk management and creativity in public procurement, especially with contracts below the EU thresholds? Are we encouraging Welsh SMEs to learn from the tenders they make by providing adequate feedback? How are we addressing the skills gap that exists amongst Welsh procurement professionals? How can we push the profile of procurement management higher up policy ladder?

This conference explores how the creative use of public procurement can help us maximise the impact of public spending in Wales.