Delta eSourcing newsletter – Jan 2020

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In our first Delta eSourcing newsletter of 2020 we would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. This month we’ll discuss all that’s happening at Delta eSourcing and within public procurement including the OJEU Thresholds, Category Management and Brexit. Be sure to register for our upcoming webinars and events. Don’t miss out!

In December 167 Tenders, 27 Framework Agreements, 7 Dynamic Purchasing Systems and 151 Award Notices were published on Delta eSourcing.

OJEU Procurement Thresholds UPDATED

Changes have been made to the thresholds above which contract opportunities must be advertised in the OJEU for procurements governed by the Public Contracts Regulations, the Defence & Security Public Contracts Regulations, the Utilities Contracts Regulations and the Concession Contracts Regulations.

It’s mandatory for public sector contracting authorities to adhere to these regulations. However, tenderers should also be aware of the advertising thresholds. Find out more and access all changes by downloading your free copy of the 2020-2021 thresholds.

[Download your copy]

What is Category Management: Guiding Principles 

Following on from our latest Guide to Category Management blog, we’ve now taken a closer look at the guiding principles for developing a successful Category Management strategy.

Category Management is founded on ten guiding principles, which are imperative for its success and are the factors which should continually drive the category management process across all levels of an organisation.

Check out our latest blog What is Category Management: Guiding Principles to understand the key components to build a successful category management strategy and streamline your procurement processes.

[Read our blog]


eProcurement 101 Webinar Series: Learn how to run a DPS like a pro

Our latest webinar series has covered a range of key themes affecting public procurement including Regulation 22, cyber security and compliance, and of course how to master the Delta eSourcing modules.

This Friday 24th January at 11:00am we’ll look at Dynamic Purchasing Systems. During this webinar you will learn the key benefits of a DPS over a traditional framework agreement, how easy it is to migrate over from a live DPS, and how to master the Delta DPS module. Don’t miss out – save your seat.

[Save your seat]


Brexit: Challenges and Opportunities for Public Sector Buyers 

At Delta we’re Brexit ready and currently ‘parallel publish’ tenders to both OEJU and the new Find a Tender government service, making sure we are fully compliant both pre and post Brexit. Why not register for our upcoming webinar on Friday 7th February at 11:00am where we’ll discuss the real impact of Brexit on public sector procurement.

The results from our latest research survey carried out by iGov Survey on behalf of BiP Solutions and Delta eSourcing, ‘Brexit: Challenges and Opportunities for Public Sector Buyers’ has allowed us to develop a real picture of the level of knowledge and aspirations of the sector, in addition to what is already known about the legal position of procurement in relation to Brexit. Download a copy of our survey report to find out more.

[Download Report]

UPCOMING EVENTS

Procurex National 

Procurex National is one of the major highlights in the annual public procurement calendar. The event provides buyers engaged across the public procurement marketplace with an invaluable opportunity to learn and network on a single day in order to support both current and future procurement requirements.

Free to attend for the public sector, Procurex National provides a unique platform for networking, collaboration, education and innovation.

[Book your free place]

UK Infrastructure Show 

The UK Infrastructure Show 2020 is the UK’s leading infrastructure and supply chain event, and brings together 1000 buyers, planners and key decision makers from some of the major infrastructure projects, government organisations and industry bodies from across this £600 billion marketplace.

The event provides a unique platform for both buyers and suppliers at all levels to engage across a range of interactive and educational features, designed specifically to enhance knowledge, collaboration and opportunity. Tickets are complimentary for ALL organisations.

[Book your free place]

UK National GO Awards 2020 

The UK National GO Awards are part of England’s Annual Festival of Procurement and celebrate excellence and innovation in all aspects of procurement. Entering the GO Awards is a fantastic opportunity for your organisation to celebrate your success and showcase your organisation’s achievements to the cream of the UK’s public procurement marketplace.

Entries are open until 26 February, so why not share your story and let everyone know why the UK is leading the world in best practice procurement?

[Register to enter]

Meet the Delta eSourcing team

Get to know the people behind the Delta eSourcing product! Each month we will introduce you to someone new – from sales and marketing to IT and the Helpdesk, everyone has their own part to play within the Delta team.

This month it’s the turn of Adam Jack, Customer Relationship Manager here at Delta. Click below to watch our short video to find out more about Adam and meet the rest of the team.

[Meet the team]


PASS Procurement training

Start 2020 the right way by getting your staff up to speed. The best way to improve employees’ performance and to build a strong, sustainable procurement team is to train your staff properly and the New Year is the perfect time to kick start their training and contribute to the long-term success of your organisation.

Our sister brand PASS (Procurement Advice and Support Service) will be delivering it’s spring 2020 Training Days at a number of venues in England and Scotland. Click below to view all the training events here and call the Delta team today on 0141 332 8247 to discuss your training requirements.

[View training events]

What are your thoughts?

We hope you enjoy your monthly update from Delta eSourcing where we cover the interesting themes and topical news affecting public procurement, the low down of what’s happening at Delta HQ and all the info you need on our upcoming webinars and events.

If there is anything in particular you would like us to discuss in next month’s newsletter, let us know! Just email hello@delta-esourcing.com with your ideas.


I hope to hear from you – happy reading!

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