COMMONS

Local Government procurement

31 October 2013

Committee to hold its second oral evidence session on LG procurement focussing on collaboration and construction.

Monday 4 November

4.15pm – focus on collaboration

• Mark Robinson, Chief Executive, Scape
• Ian Taylor, Director, North East Procurement Organisation
• Ed Walsh, Deputy Director, Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation

At 5.00pm – focus on construction

• Bola Abisogun, Chair, Procurement Group, Federation of Master Builders
• Alasdair Reisner, Director of External Affairs, Civil Engineering Contractors Association
• Alan Rogers, Business Development Director, KeepMoat

In July the Committee launched an investigation into local government procurement with a focus on the extent to which the sector is delivering good value for money and meeting the objectives of local communities.  This is the second oral evidence session and aims to highlight key challenges and opportunities for collaboration by local authorities. It will also explore particular issues for procurement for construction projects.

In July the Committee launched an investigation into local government procurement with a focus on the extent to which the sector is delivering good value for money and meeting the objectives of local communities.  This is the first oral evidence session and aims to highlight key challenges and opportunities for local authorities. It will also explore particular issues for councils outsourcing their services.

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