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8 November 2023 | Webinars | Article by Emily Powell

In conversation: Transforming procurement | Video series

As part of Hugh James’ Housing Week, our lawyers are collaborating with other key figures in the sector to explore the issues it faces. Emily Powell, Partner in our Commercial Team, is joined by Duncan Spokes, Head of Strategic Procurement at Fusion 21, who has worked with the housing sector for many years including providers such as Paradigm Housing Group, Clarion and Onward Homes. In this conversation, Emily and Duncan address the imminent reforms to procurement, the inherent tension between striving for new flexibility whilst also enhancing transparency and provide their practical advice for anyone managing a contract in housing, the public and private sectors.

Video 1 | What is Public Procurement and where are we now?

Video 2 | What are the opportunities of the procurement reform?

Video 3 | What are the challenges of the procurement reforms likely to be?

Video 4 | Are organisations ready for procurement reform?

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Author bio

Emily is a partner in the Corporate and Commercial team. Emily specialises in commercial law, public procurement and subsidy control. Emily has advised housing associations on their procurement processes and can provide a complete legal service for all procurement and project requirements. Emily also hosts a forum for ‘heads of’ procurement working within the social housing sector.

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