Delivering socially responsible procurement - workshop

Delivering socially responsible procurement - workshop

19th Mar 2024 10am - 11:30am
British Summer Time

at St Kentigern Hospice

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2024-03-19 10:00:00 2024-03-19 11:30:00 Europe/London Delivering socially responsible procurement - workshop Upper Denbigh Road, St. Asaph, LL17 0RS


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The public procurement landscape in Wales is changing. The reforms being proposed will drive behavioural and cultural change in Welsh public sector buying - making it simpler, more flexible and transparent, whilst ensuring that well-being outcomes are achieved.

The Socially Responsible Procurement Duty is an important feature of the Social Partnership and Public Procurement (Wales) Act, and will require contracting authorities to put environmental, social, economic and cultural well-being at the heart of their procurement activity. During this session, attendees will explore the concept and application of socially responsible procurement, discuss approaches and share best practice, insights and practical tools to integrate socially responsible procurement proportionately within their organisation.

The organisers would like to welcome procurement and commercial practitioners and academics from:

•Welsh public sector organisations;

•Welsh private sector organisations (whether they're suppliers of goods or services to the Welsh public sector, or not currently); and

•Welsh third sector organisations – including social businesses, not-for-profit enterprises, and democratic businesses such as worker-owned co-operatives.

If you have any queries please contact


St Kentigern Hospice, Upper Denbigh Road, St. Asaph, LL17 ORS Wales

Tea and coffee will be provided. Parking is available on site.


Carl Thomas

Procurement Reform Stakeholder and Policy Lead, Welsh Government. 

Carl is an experienced presenter with extensive procurement knowledge, having led the award-winning procurement team at one of Wales’ largest Housing Associations before joining CIPS as a tutor in 2019. Carl joined Welsh Government’s Procurement Reform team in December 2021 and leads the team’s stakeholder engagement and policy work. 

Sue Hurrell

Head of Fair Work Procurement, Welsh Government. 

Sue has worked in procurement policy, in Welsh Government and in Whitehall, for most of her career. She has worked on projects to improve competition for public contracts, and opportunities for SMEs and consortia bids. After developing the Code of Practice on Ethical Employment in Supply Chains, she moved to the Welsh Government’s Fair Work team and led on the Socially Responsible Procurement Duties in the new Social Partnership and Public Procurement Act (2023).