Fri, 08 Jan|
An overview of the public sector procurement landscape
An overview of the public sector procurement landscape, to help SMEs understand the right route for them and their products
Time & Location
08 Jan 2021, 13:00 – 15:00
About the event
The Health Network North is excited to be launching a brand-new programme of free webinars in partnership with the Purposeful Health Growth Accelerator – “Unlocking barriers to accessing the NHS” - to help North East SMEs engage more effectively with the NHS
The aim of the event is to provide an opportunity to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of the procurement landscape now and future position, the public sector procurement process and the bidding process for public sector contracts.
We will be joined by Nick Allen FCIPS, NHS Procurement expert from Health Innovation Manchester, who will facilitate the seminar and look to address any questions that you may have.
By joining our session, you can expect to leave with a greater understanding of the whole procurement process within the public sector and how it might impact on your work and partners.
Nick Allen FCIPS
Nick has over 30 years Procurement experience in both private and public sectors. Originally a Mechanical Engineer in Wirral, then a Process Engineer in South Africa, he brings a wealth of knowledge around procurement. Buying Copper on the London metal Exchange (LME), electronic components from the Far East, Plastics from various types and array of suppliers. Cradle to grave understanding and also visionary with regards future procurement processes.
Nick is the Industry Procurement Adviser for Health Innovation Manchester (an Academic Health Science System), Nick is passionate about helping SME’s break into the NHS and supporting health and wealth in local economies. Now a Fellow of the Institute of Procurement & Supply, he is keen to explore how procurement is going to shape in its outlook and embrace new changes, which he says, he wants to be very much a part of.