SGPB Procurement Leads Group

The SGPB Procurement Leads Group has membership from all Public Sector organisations, including: All 6 Local Authorities in Suffolk, NHS, CCG, Police and FE/HE. 


The Procurement Leads group set bi-monthly objectives in January 2019 until December 2019. These objectives are:

  1. March 2019 - focusing on Social Value, including approaches & case studies. Agreed to hold a Suffolk wide social value workshop that took place on 2nd July 2019.

  2. May 2019 -  Supplier / business training going forward & development of "Get Fit to Bid" Diagnostic Tool (with SCoC)

  3. July 2019 - 2018/19 spend analysis 

  4. September 2019 - Category analysis / Joint approaches to procurement through a category strategy approach

  5. November 2019 - Low value tenders / contracts & fraud in Procurement 

During 2020 the group are focusing on sharing best practice and meeting on a regular basis to discuss current issues of concern.

Below are some of latest outcomes, events and training held from the work of the Procurement Leads Group.

Financial Report

2019 spend report 

A report on work carried out by the Suffolk procurement leads group has been produced, including the spend analysis from 2017 & 2018.

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Social Value Workshop 

On 2 July 2019 a Social Value workshop was held at West Suffolk College, with 38 attendees from across public sector. Guest speakers included: The Social Value portal, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and the VCS sector.

The delegate pack can be seen here.