Urbano Network Networking Podcast

New Procurement Regulations for 2021 - Good News For SMEs?

February 12, 2021 Urbano Network
Urbano Network Networking Podcast
New Procurement Regulations for 2021 - Good News For SMEs?
Show Notes


In 2021, two important changes are set to advance the opportunities for smaller companies to win work through public sector tenders. The first is the Social Value Framework which went live on January 1st, and other is the Green Paper on Transforming Public Procurement out for consultation until March 10th.

Our panellists are Ben Carpenter, Chief Executive of Social Value UK, the professional body for social value and impact management, and Rebecca Rees, Partner at Trowers & Hamlins, where Rebecca, a national expert in public procurement law, co-leads the Public Procurement Practice. Ben & Rebecca will examine the key elements in both regulations, including the likely implications and identified issues - and opportunities for smaller companies in national and local contracts. 

We will then also hear from Neil Capstick, Founder of The Social Value Practice and Executive Compass, and a seasoned social value and procurement professional.  Neil look at potential barriers and opportunities social value presents to SMEs when bidding. Our fourth panellist is Urbano's Co-Director, Caroline Brock, ex Work Winning Associate at AECOM and now a tender writer and bid management strategist & consultant who helps both large companies and SMEs win work in the public sector

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