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CIPFA Update on Procurement and Contracting


Event summary

The 2021 update on provides briefings and guidance on current issues in procurement and contract management. Our expert speakers will outline what good practice in this field should look like and also draw out the lessons to be learned. Other key topics include an analysis of supplier selection in local government and a look ahead to forthcoming changes to procurement regulations.


30 September 2021
Starts: 09:30
Ends: 13:30

Standard price

£195.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£175.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Who should attend?

The webinar will be of interest to internal auditors, contract managers, lawyers, finance and procurement practitioners in public bodies.

How will I benefit from attending?

By attending the webinar, delegates will have a better understanding of best practice in commissioning, procurement and contract management and be able to identify risks and opportunities to feature in their audit or development plans.

Key sessions include:

  • managing the commercial lifecycle
  • bad buying – lessons for the public sector
  • analysis of local government procurement
  • future changes to procurement regulations
  • getting the basics right

Subscribers to the Better Governance Forum or the Procurement and Commissioning Network can use a pre-paid place to attend.


  • Audit
  • / Commercialisation
  • / Commissioning
  • / Internal audit
  • / Local government
  • / Value for money

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Speaker - Diana Melville, Governance Advisor, Better Governance Forum (BGF)

Diana is the lead advisor for the CIPFA Better Governance Forum and is CIPFA’s representative on the Internal Audit Standards Advisory Board. She is a CIPFA qualified accountant and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Prior to joining CIPFA in 2008 she was head of internal audit at Salisbury Council and held other audit roles in local government and at the National Audit Office.

Speaker - Mohamed Hans, Insurance Advisor

Mohamed is an experienced procurement solicitor who has been a CIPFA Advisor since January 2004, running CIPFA professional networks on various subjects and sectors with over 200 subscribing authorities. He represents CIPFA at various key insurance events.