The Value of Higher Education Procurement conference
“Sustainable university funding is essential to allow universities to continue to deliver the UK’s enviable track record of world-class, high quality teaching and research” (Universities UK)
Higher education institutions generate £95 billion towards the UK’s economy whereby £14.8 billion of this is related to non-pay spend – at a time when universities’ procurement workforces are continually adapting and transforming without a government-led policy. The Value of Higher Education Procurement briefing will help you to develop a greater understanding of how the government and non-executive public bodies are coinciding with one another to transform higher education procurement infrastructures. This in turn will help ensure that university funding models are a top priority for researching, teaching and learning.
The agenda will be based around the government’s non-departmental bodies whom provide funding and administration to universities. Thematic discussions will take place around the areas of: the concerns surrounding government investment distributions, the desire for a government-led higher education procurement policy, a look into the landscape of higher education procurement post-Brexit, the use of e-Procurement technologies, upholding ethical sustainability throughout the supply chain and adopting soft skills within workforces. As well as this, discussions involving the requirement of best-practice procurement frameworks will be covered and the requirement for universities to collaborate with each other both regionally and nationally to enhance both student and staffs’ experiences. There will be presentations from both government officials and those within the industry will be supplemented by innovative, practical sessions which are designed to be inspiring and beneficial across both individuals and organisations.
Join us for The Value of Higher Education Procurement Briefing 2019 where leading government officials, quangos and procurement experts will discuss the major challenges facing the higher education sector. Discuss how to strategically improve your procurement department in terms of resources and funding, understand how the demands of student expectations are shifting and anticipate how higher education procurement will transform in the next five to ten years.
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- Revising the progress, the UK government and non-executive bodies are currently making with educational investments and discussions surrounding whether a government led strategy will come to light.
- Exploring how the latest e-Procurement technology can be used to improve department infrastructures and save money in the long-run.
- Making the most of being compliant with ethical sustainability and data analysis.
- Understanding to what extent Brexit will impact higher education and procurement departments’ day-to-day business.
- Enhance your workplace environment through enhancing your leadership by teaching your employees the importance of adopting soft skills.
- Planning and utilising best practice example frameworks for procurement specifications.
- Incorporating collaboration across national and regional university procurement infrastructures into all plans and projects in order to enhance student experience.
- Offering lively discussions on topics such as the supply chain process of supplier and buyer management, how to strive having low departmental funding and obtaining adequate resources due to staff grading, e-Procurement technologies and the desire for a government led higher education procurement policy.
- Looking at the best way to plan, manage and deliver procurement projects as well as monitor emergency orders.
- Learning from sector-leading, real-life, best practice case studies.
- Network with delegates and leading professionals from across both the public and private sector and discuss action-orientated solutions which you can implement for your institution.
Who should attend?
- Acquisition Managers
- Assistant Director of Finance (Corporate Procurement)
- Assistant Director – Infrastructure and Procurement
- Business Development Manager
- Category Lead – e-Procurement Technology Products
- Chief Procurement Officer
- Commercial Director
- Commercial Manager
- Facilities Directorate
- Finance Managers
- Head of Commercial
- Head of Operations
- Heads of Procurement
- HR Operations
- Management Consultant
- Procurement Managers