Public Procurement Conference 2022

Thursday 9th June 2022 • Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin

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The procurement landscape

Irish Government Procurement represents over €17 billion annually of public money with 94% of public spending remaining in Ireland and 54% being spent with SMEs.

The Programme for Government 2020 commits to ensuring strong value-for-money for the taxpayer whilst seeking to minimise the environmental impact and optimise the community benefits. It commits to the development and implementation of a sustainable procurement policy, updating all frameworks in line with green procurement practice, and mandating the inclusion of green criteria in all procurements using public funds.

The Climate Action Plan 2019 requires every public body to have a climate mandate, a key element of that is using public procurement to deliver change. Ireland’s public sector is in a position of significant influence to stimulate the provision of more resource-efficient, less polluting goods, services and works within the marketplace. Building upon these actions, the 2021 Plan contains additional commitments on green public procurement including the update of all procurement frameworks in line with green procurement practice by 2023.

The recent National Development Plan 2021-2030 is the largest ever delivered in the history of the State with €165 billion set to be invested in infrastructure projects. It has a particular focus on housing, climate, transport and healthcare projects for the decade ahead.

The Public Procurement Conference 2022 will once again bring together key stakeholders from across the Irish procurement sector to discuss the latest developments and their implications for procurement in your organisation.

location

Where

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin

location

When

09:00
Thursday 9th June 2022

Focused conference

This conference will examine what effective procurement means for public service organisations in Ireland. It will provide a genuine, in-depth understanding of the key issues via a high level panel of speakers.

An expert panel of local and visiting experts will look at issues including:

  • Policy update
  • Green public procurement
  • European public procurement
  • Collaborative procurement across public services
  • Covid-19 impact on public procurement
  • Best practice local government procurement
  • Professionalising public buyers
  • The impact of Brexit on organisations
  • Social procurement
  • Procurement across the health sector
  • The challenge of IT procurement
  • Attaining social and economic benefit from public purchasing
  • Best practice: Case studies from outside Ireland

Confirmed

Speakers

Erika Bozzay

Senior Policy Adviser, Infrastructure and Public Procurement Division, Public Governance Directorate,
OECD

David O’Sullivan

Director of Sourcing
Office of Government Procurement Ireland

Stephen Brannagan

Head of Customer & Business Services
Scotland Excel

John Swords

National Director of Procurement
Health Service Executive

Louise Masterson

Head of Procurement
An Post

Philip Gurnett

Head of Sourcing Education & Director of Education Procurement Service
Department of Education and Skills

Claire Downey

Head of Policy and Research
The Rediscovery Centre

Noleen Bohill

Head of Commercial and Procurement
Belfast City Council

Úna Butler

Member
Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

Craig Evans

SaaS Commercial Manager
Oracle

On the day

Conference programme

08.30

Registration and morning coffee

09:00

Erika Bozzay
Senior Policy Adviser, Infrastructure and Public Procurement Division, Public Governance Directorate
OECD

Best practice in designing and implementing public procurement policy

David O’Sullivan
Director of Sourcing
Office of Government Procurement Ireland

Procurement in Ireland: Future outlook and opportunities

Craig Evans
SaaS Commercial Manager
Oracle

Cloud Procurement Strategies

Úna Butler
Member
Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

Combating bid-rigging in public procurement

Stephen Brannagan
Head of Customer & Business Services
Scotland Excel

Public procurement as an effective driver for local and national economic growth

Questions & answers / panel discussion

10:45

Coffee and Networking break

11:15

John Swords
National Director of Procurement
Health Service Executive

Procurement in healthcare: The legacy of Covid-19

Noleen Bohill
Head of Commercial and Procurement
Belfast City Council

Innovation in local government procurement

Louise Masterson
Head of Procurement
An Post

Creating a sustainable procurement strategy

Philip Gurnett
Head of Sourcing Education and Director of Education Procurement Service
Department of Education and Skills

Managing procurement across the education sector

Claire Downey
Head of Policy and Research
The Rediscovery Centre

The circular economy: A green and social procurement opportunity

Questions & answers / panel discussion

13:15

Networking lunch and conference close

Sponsorship opportunities

There are a limited number of opportunities for interested organisations to partner with the conference as a sponsor. This is an excellent way for organisations to raise their profile with a key audience of senior decision-makers from across Ireland’s procurement sector. For more information on packages available and speaking opportunities at the event contact Fiona McCarthy on 01 661 3755 or email fiona.mccarthy@eolasmagazine.ie.

Public Procurement Conference

Registration

Local government and public sector rate

€225
+ VAT @ 23% = €276.75

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Standard delegate rate

€275
+ VAT @ 23% = €338.25

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Voluntary sector rate

€125
+ VAT @ 23% = €153.75

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