The public sector spends £160 billion each year procuring business. Additionally, 30% of all major UK private sector organisations work with the public sector. Procurement processes are now subject to stringent procedures and guidelines which include the requirement for organisations to demonstrate how equality and diversity is managed within their own organisations. Failure to demonstrate this to a satisfactory standard exposes clear risks of commercial disadvantage.
This programme explores what you need to do within your organisation to meet common procurement requirements, how to effectively integrate equality and diversity considerations into your tendering submissions and example best practices from UK organisations.
The programme is also suitable for commissioning staff responsible for outsourcing services - for example within NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups by exploring what you should expect from suppliers in respect of Equality and Diversity. As part of the event, McKenzies supply best practice Equality and Diversity Pre Qualification Questions (P.Q.Q.) and example Equality and Diversity tendering award criteria We can also advise on how to ensure existing contractors and suppliers meet your statutory requirements to promote Equality and Diversity in the delivery of your services to the public.
McKenzies have considerable experience of working within both the public and private sectors within the areas of procurement as well as procuring its own business opportunities. This workshop is an interactive and engaging analysis of the areas of equality and diversity within procurement processes and provides all the necessary template documentation and guidance to realise clear and measurable outcomes in this area.