Every year Local Authorities are searching for innovative solutions to deliver efficiencies placed upon them by government. Every year this search becomes more difficult. Every year the procurement function is relied upon to discover more inventive answers to these problems.
SOPO believes that the answers to efficiency in local government are to be found with us strategic procurement professionals. However our full potential cannot be fully realised without there being a fundamental change to our function. Conference 2013 gives attendees the opportunity to openly debate the changes suggested by the new National Procurement Strategy guidance and offers delegates the opportunity to influence how this can transform local government procurement.