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Dear Heads of Procurement

I am writing to advise you that the procurement workforce census 2018 online tool is now ready for you to access to input the information for your organisation. This year’s collection exercise is much smaller than the previous two years as we have removed any data that has already been collected from other sources.

PLEASE NOTETHE DATA YOU WILL NEED TO ENTER FOR YOUR ORGANISATION IS AS AT 30TH SEPTEMBER 2018– THE DEADLINE FOR COMPLETING THIS RETURN IS FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2018.

The information you enter is used by your local PSD team and provides vital intelligence about the make-up and qualifications of local procurement departments, helping to inform local development programmes. It is also important to understand the size and make-up of the procurement function at a national level and to track changes over the years as policies and structures change.

To create your report
The on-line census does not sit on the main Skills Development website, it is in a secure area – the reason why we need you logged in is so we know who you are when you click on the link below and we can identify who has input the information in case we have any queries with you data.

1. Make sure you are registered / logged into www.skillsdevelopmentnetwork.com
2. Click on this link – www.skillsdevelopmentnetwork.com/psdworkforce
3. Select your organisation from the drop down list
4. Inform us if you are doing a joint return so we know not to chase organisations whose figures have been included elsewhere
5. Choose a password to protect the data you enter.
6. Check your e-mail address – this will be so that we can send you a record of your password to enable you to log back into your report at a later stage should you wish to do so.
7. Click on ‘Continue’ and this will take you through to a guidance page. At the bottom of each page there is a ‘Save and Continue’ button to push which will move you onto the next stage. Most of the information validates as you go through so make sure you complete all the data for each page before trying to continue – you have to complete the data in the order it is set out in – it is not possible to skip pages.

To access your unfinished report / edit your data:
1. Make sure you are registered / logged into www.skillsdevelopmentnetwork.com
2. Click on this link – www.skillsdevelopmentnetwork.com/psdworkforce
3. Select your organisation from the drop down list
4. Enter the password you chose when you created your report
5. Click ‘Login

Printing a copy of your report for your records:
1. There is an option online on each page of the reports to print / save as a pdf a copy of the information you have entered for that page.
2. At the end of the online census there is an option to print / save as a pdf a copy of your whole report.

Please see attached a copy of the excel version of the forms so you can get an idea of the information we are looking for and will hopefully assist you with gathering your information. You will still have to go on-line to enter the information.

If you have any questions about the process please contact me.

If your question(s) is relating specifically to completing the on-line form, either use the ‘help’ facility available on each of the pages on-line or contact Hazel Rushton direct on hazel@skillsdevelopmentnetwork.com. If you are contacting Hazel directly, please make sure you indicate in the e-mail which organisation your query is relating to and provide a contact telephone number so Hazel can contact you.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Jacky Bowman
North West Finance & Procurement Skills Development Manager
jacky.bowman1@nhs.net