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14th May 2024 11:00 - 12:00 Online
The new Notices regime in the Procurement Act 2023 – Obligations, Risks and Opportunities for Authorities


UKUPC Procurement Act Webinar Series: The new Notices regime in the Procurement Act 2023 – obligations, risks and opportunities for Authorities

Timings: 11:00 - 12:00

Online Event

A practical discussion around the extensive new transparency requirements set out in the Procurement Act 2023. It will highlight:

· The way that the Act and secondary regulations work in tandem to set out the new regime

· The key new notices and requirements

· How the market may make use of the new notices and the likely impact on procurement in practice

· Challenges for Authorities around resourcing and technology

· Legal risk to Authorities around the publication of new notices

· Opportunities for Authorities to use the transparency regime to drive best and fearless practice

· The essential link required between procurement and contract management teams, in order to comply with the Act

Our Speakers

Gemma Payne, Interim Head of SUPC: Procurement and Commercial Division, SUPC


Gemma joined SUMS Group as the Head of Procurement in April, having spent the past four years working as a Senior Procurement Manager at Sovereign Housing Association a registered Charity, where she worked as a senior leader managing a team of 5 Category Managers looking after Property Services and Development Stakeholder requirements with over £100m per annum addressable spend. She delivered procurement initiatives to the business, which contribute to achieving the strategic goals including but not limited to Category Management, Contract Management, Sourcing and SRM.

Shailee Howard, Principal Associate for Mills & Reeve LLP


Shailee has over 10 years of experience of advising both the public and private sector on public procurement law. Her work involves advising the public sector (central government, NHS, local authorities and universities) and the private sector on large scale procurements. She offers a helpful perspective on what matters to bidders, having previously worked in-house supporting an NHS contractor.

Recent years have seen a rise in procurement related news stories. Shailee is trusted by many authority and bidder clients to advise on how best to make the rules work for them and avoid making the headlines themselves. She has contributed to the development of procurement strategies for many contracting authorities as well as advising on the detail of the procurement documentation. Shailee is the go-to advisor for bidders wishing to assert their rights should they suspect a breach of the rules without recourse to the courts.

Jenny Beresford-Jones, Senior Legal Advisor for Mills & Reeve LLP


Jenny is a senior legal advisor with 20 years' experience. She is an expert in public procurement law, advising clients from across the government, health, education, private and third sectors. Jenny is the main curator of our highly regarded Procurement Portal (often described by readers as the go-to site for all things procurement law) as well as the author of our procurement portal blog. She is also the convener of our bi-monthly, bite-sized "5 in 25" series of procurement law webinars which regularly attract over 2000 registrations and always receive great feedback for their punchy format and practical advice.

About SUPC

At Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC), we help universities and colleges buy smarter. Members use our frameworks and support services to make sure their procurement activities deliver value for money to students, staff and wider communities. Visit our website to learn more about the benefits of membership.


*This event is FREE and open to all UKUPC consortia members. Please 'REGISTER' above to secure your place. Joining instructions will be sent one day in advance of the event.*

Registrations close at 12pm on Monday 13 May 2024.

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