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Getting Better Value From ICT Tenders Webinar


Event summary

This webinar, brought to you by the CIPFA Procurement and Commissioning Network, will support public bodies to spend the estimated £13.8bn (£600m in police services in England and Wales) on ICT expenditure more effectively.


29 September 2020
Starts: 09:45
Ends: 15:30

Standard price

£245.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£145.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Practitioners procuring ICT contracts (whether it is laptops or major infrastructure) have always faced challenges in managing the tender process and dealing with savvy suppliers. Typical practitioner concerns include inadequate or imprecise specifications, poor management of long-term change requirements due to the fluidity, unclear strategy on how to overcome lock-in situation without jeopardising business continuity and risks of failure with budget overruns and high costs in switching suppliers. Attend this webinar and find out how you can gain better value from your ICT procurements as well as ensure compliance.

Who should attend?

The workshop will support procurement, ICT category managers, finance, solicitors, auditors, contract managers, ICT directors, technical managers and project managers who are responsible for procuring ICT contracts.

How will you benefit from attending?

The workshop will help you:

  • understand the perils involved in ICT procurement and ensure tenders are fit for purpose
  • negotiate and draft ICT contracts
  • be clear on standards acceptable under EU procurement rules
  • ensure you do not lock in your requirements with one supplier
  • understand liability in IT contracts and how to limit or exclude it.

CPD hours

Four hours.


  • Accounting
  • / Capital finance
  • / Central government
  • / Childrens services
  • / Education finance and academies
  • / Efficiency
  • / Ethics
  • / Financial management
  • / Financial reporting
  • / Governance
  • / Health and social care
  • / Internal audit
  • / IT
  • / Leadership
  • / Local government
  • / Performance improvement and policy
  • / Police
  • / Professional development
  • / Property
  • / Revenues and benefits
  • / Risk management
  • / Shared services
  • / Social enterprise and charities
  • / Sustainability
  • / Transport
  • / Treasury management
  • / Value for money

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Speaker - Richard Lane

Richard is a commercial lawyer specialising in IP and ICT projects and contracts. Having originally started my career as an in-house lawyer within the utilities sector and subsequently undertaking a number of in-house secondment roles (including nine months with the Welsh Government), I have a keen understanding of the internal governance issues and drivers which surround major projects. This helps me provide pragmatic and commercially focussed advice to meet clients’ objectives. Richard is often called on to run sessions on data protection, ICT contracts and procurement law matters at client sites. Recently, he talked at the Housing Association of Wales Annual Event on the subject of data protection.