Procurement is part of a bigger transformation and innovation puzzle. If done well, it can help stimulate the local government tech market and create places where citizens can thrive and feel safe. From lengthy process to the lack of early market engagement, poor selection criteria, errors and bad logistics- procurement processes and quality can vary significantly between local public services. This reduces the quality of outcomes for the authorities, and makes it difficult for new entrants and SMEs to access the market and deliver much needed innovation.

In this webinar we will hear how Iain MacBeath, Strategic Director, Adult Social Care & Health for Bradford Council and Director of Integration for Bradford District Community NHS Trust is taking a new procurement approach so the council, its workforce, the people it supports, can benefit from technological developments that take place over the lifetime of a contract. Innovation has been built it. We will also hear the industry perspective from techUK’s Local Public Services Committee members Helen Gerling, CEO, Shaping Cloud and Denis Kaminskiy, Founder, Director of Strategy, Arcus Global on how we create the environment for change and what needs to be done to improve the quality of procurement, make it consistent and effective, as well as encourage innovation and encourage more new entrants and SMEs into the market.

 Local Public Services Innovation: Creating a catalyst for change



techUK, in collaboration with its Local Public Services Committee, has published a new report making the case for enhanced digital innovation adoption across the UK’s local public services to improve citizens’ lives. The report, ‘Local Public Services Innovation: Creating a catalyst for change


Georgina Maratheftis

Georgina Maratheftis

Associate Director, Local Public Services, techUK

Ileana Lupsa

Ileana Lupsa

Programme Manager, Local Public Services and Nations and Regions, techUK

Tracy Modha

Team Assistant - Markets, techUK

Local Public Services Programme

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