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APMP UK MEMBER EXCLUSIVE Event at Portcullis House, Westminster: Opening Up the Procurement Dialogue
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APMP UK MEMBER EXCLUSIVE Event at Portcullis House, Westminster: Opening Up the Procurement Dialogue

Panel discussion exploring how groups across the procurement spectrum can work together more effectively to improve the outcome for all

When: Thursday 24th March 2016
5.45pm - 8pm
Where: MacMillan Room
Portcullis House
Bridge Street
London SW1A 2LW
Presenter: Bidding & Procurement Panellists
Contact: Events Team

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A Special APMP Member Exclusive Event

at Portcullis House, alongside the House of Commons

Thursday 24th March 2016

Note: This is the night before Good Friday

House of Commons and Portcullis House


A panel discussion in "Question Time" format exploring how groups across the procurement spectrum can work together more effectively to improve the outcome for all

How often have you wished you could speak to the team who wrote the tender or RFP? ... Would you have presented your solution differently or more effectively if you had a greater insight of the internal customer? Could you have developed a more compelling, focused value proposition by framing your response differently? Could you have won the business?

For the purpose of opening productive dialogue between the ‘buy and supply’ side of tendering, APMP has invited representatives from across the procurement spectrum to participate in a panel discussion and explore a variety of issues. Discussion topics broadly include: 

  • Pre-tender engagement to improve understanding of the requirement - on both sides

  • Discuss examples of where and how good procurements have been achieved - including where better practices could have improved outcomes

  • Developing an appreciation of the pressures and complexities for participants on all sides - how would we do if we had to swap places?

From this initial event we are hoping to kick-off a lively and insightful discussion. Our facilitator for the evening is Phil Hall of Forge Support, member of both APMP and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). 

Opportunities to network amongst your professional peers will be present both before and after the forum.

The Panel Members

Our list of panel participants is currently being finalised. Participants already include: senior government procurement officers; representatives from major public and private sector suppliers; professional bid and procurement advisors. Final details to be published shortly.

Tickets are limited 

This event is being held in the MacMillan room at Portcullis House, adjacent to the House of Commons and the site where MPs have their offices. The venue has limited capacity and we anticipate early book-out of available places.

Portcullis House interiorTickets are £10 each* and due to limited capacity, restricted to one ticket per member. Booking opens at 9:00am on Monday 7th March 2016. 

Your APMP membership number is required when booking and you will be asked to submit a question that may be selected by the panel for discussion on the night.

*Excl VAT & booking fee.  
Tickets are transferable to another APMP member but non refundable

Tickets can be purchase here from 9am on 7th March

Thursday 24th March

Venue: Portcullis House, MacMillan Room, Bridge Street, London, SE1A 2LW
Portcullis House is one minute's walk from Westminster tube station


Please allow 15-20 minutes to clear security

17:45 -18:30:   Welcome, networking and refreshments

18:30 -19:45:   "Question Time" facilitated panel forum

19:45 -20:00:   Networking. There are many nearby venues to continue networking afterwards if you wish.

When booking, please enter your details as they should appear on your name badge (i.e. not all lower case) as the data is merged directly to produce the labels.

Slide decks and reviews of previous APMP UK events can be seen on the APMP UK website.

Attending an event earns you 5 CEUs.  You should maintain your own CEU records. 

We look forward to seeing you there,

APMP UK Events Team

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