Procurement Reference Panel meetings

What are the Procurement Reference Panel meetings?

The Procurement Reference Panel (PRP) meetings are informal networks of procurement professionals who come together to collaborate, learn from each other and share best practice. They were established to provide a forum for procurement professionals from our membership to meet, help shape our framework development plan, discuss current and emerging procurement issues, and explore opportunities for mutual working.

Who can attend the Procurement Reference Panel meetings?

All members (except supply partners) of Consortium Procurement are welcome to attend the Procurement Reference Panel meetings. We encourage interested parties who would like to take part in the meetings to let us know as soon as possible and to make the most of their presence at the meetings.

There is no obligation to attend the PRPs on a regular basis and we contact the group in advance for agenda items to ensure the sessions are focused and topical each time.

How often and where are the Procurement Reference Panel meetings hosted?

We hold the Procurement Reference Panel meetings on a quarterly basis. We can host the Northern PRP meetings in our offices in Sunderland, however we encourage members to offer office space where possible. Our Midlands meetings are normally hosted at the offices of some of our Midlands members (voluntary). We arrange dates and location for future meetings at the end of each PRP meeting.

Laura Bennett, Procurement Manager, Midland Heart

“I found the Procurement Reference Panel meeting to be really useful to gauge opinions on relevant issues from other professionals from within the Housing Sector, it was great to share best practice and advice within such a friendly atmosphere.”

Fiona Adams, Head of Procurement, Stonewater

“For those of us working in the specialism of Procurement there can be quite limited opportunities to share ideas and best practice in our sector. It is particularly hard to find both Midland based events or gatherings that incur no additional cost. We have really enjoyed collaborating with other procurement professionals in the sector in an informal discussion at our own offices. ”

Join our LinkedIn Groups

Our LinkedIn Groups are dedicated on our PRP meetings in the North and in the Midlands and we will share useful information and interesting pieces of content with members. Search for ‘Consortium Procurement Midlands Procurement Reference Panel’ and ‘Consortium Procurement Northern Procurement Reference Panel’ on LinkedIn and request to join.

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