Opportunity knocks: reforming public procurement in Wales

Opportunity knocks: reforming public procurement in Wales

11th Jul 2024 9:30am - 11:30am
British Summer Time

at St Kentigern Hospice

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2024-07-11 09:30:00 2024-07-11 11:30:00 Europe/London Opportunity knocks: reforming public procurement in Wales Upper Denbigh Rd, Saint Asaph, LL17 0RS


Free to attend

Event Details

The public procurement landscape in Wales is changing. The reforms being proposed will make Welsh public sector buying simpler, more flexible and transparent, whilst ensuring that contracting authorities to put social, environmental, economic and cultural well-being at the heart of their procurement activity.

During this session, attendees will share best practice, insights and practical tools to embed the behavioural and cultural changes that will be required to ensure their organisation maximises the opportunities associated with the reforms.

Learning outcomes - main takeaways

Having heard from the speakers, participants will have an opportunity to reflect on what they can do to drive better buying behaviour within their own organisations, and maximise opportunities to deliver social, environmental, economic, and cultural outcomes.

This event is aimed at CIPS members and non-members to book and the following:

  • 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 branchevents@cips.org


St Kentigern Hospice, Upper Denbigh Rd, Saint Asaph LL17 0RS

Parking available on site.

Refreshments will be provided.


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.