During this uncertain time, it is more important than ever that that buyers are able to easily navigate the challenges that are facing them: ensuring they can work effectively, compliantly and responsively in a dynamic and fast-changing environment.
Delta eSourcing is delighted to host a webinar in association with our BiP Solutions sister brand Procurement Advice and Support Service (PASS) on 19 May, focusing on how buyers can make the best of procurement resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
So what is the Impact on procurement?
COVID-19 is affecting supply chains across the world, not just the UK. The outbreak has had a significant impact on businesses of all sizes as many suppliers struggle to meet their contractual obligations and are therefore putting their financial viability, ability to retain staff and supply chains at risk. The lockdown period has also meant that many businesses have had to close and if suppliers do not have the right equipment and supplies, this can also halt both the procurement process and work on existing contracts.
Some authorities are currently finding they have contractors who are struggling to fulfil their contractual obligations, which is not only causing problems now, but could lead to other issues further down the line.
That said, the UK has done well to support its procurement community. If a public sector organisation has an urgent requirement for goods, services or works due to COVID-19, they must procure this requirement under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 but may also be able to use accelerated procurement measures.
Supporting supply chains and making the best of procurement resources
Buyers are undergoing several challenges during this time.
Therefore, our webinar in association with our colleagues at PASS, looks at several options authorities could consider for existing contracts or when planning future exercises, and also highlights of the issues that should be identified as early as possible.
If you are interested in joining this webinar on the 19 May at 9.30 am, you can register for free here.
We are here to help
As the COVID-19 situation evolves, public procurement regulations are under constant review from the Government.
In such challenging times, we want to let you know what we are doing at Delta eSourcing to make sure our customers receive the very best service. Find out more about how we are helping public sector buyers during these uncertain times.
Delta eSourcing, along with our sister brand, PASS, will continue to update our customers and community on these updates. To find out more information for procurement buyers during the pandemic, and to receive further support, visit the PASS COVID-19 buyer resources page.