The Wait is Over - Implementing the New Procurement Act 2023


Event summary

This event has been designed to support delegates gain an introductory and practical understanding of the new sections, schedules and published/available guidance to kick-start successful implementation. The event will also highlight areas which remain the same under PA23 and where day to day application needs to be adapted to avoid costly mistakes and delays to vital procurement projects.


15 May 2024
Starts: 09:30
Ends: 16:15



Standard price

£235.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£125.00 excl VAT

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About this event

After the long wait for the Procurement Bill to go through the legislative process, the time has finally arrived for public contracting authorities and practitioners to start their implementation of the new Procurement Act 2023 (“PA23”). PA23 heralds the biggest shake-up of procurement rules for a generation and presents plenty of opportunities, challenges as well as new terminology and concepts which need to be quickly understood and applied.

Who should attend?

The webinar will support procurement, finance, solicitors, project managers, auditors and contract managers with day-to-day responsibilities for seeking tenders and managing suppliers.

How will you benefit?

Key learning outcomes include:

  • Explanation of key changes, new terminology and ways/approaches to procurement.
  • What do the changes mean and what you need to know to implement?
  • Understand key commercial and contract management implications.
  • Detailed explanation of key changes in the Act, including framework agreements and dynamic markets.
  • Compare and contrast current and new rules.
  • Offer practical tips on updating documents and other implementation measures.

CPD hours

A total of 6 hours.


  • Alternative service delivery
  • / Commercialisation
  • / Commissioning
  • / Risk management
  • / Sustainability
  • / Value for money

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Speaker - Mohamed Hans, Procurement Advisor, CIPFA Procurement and Commissioning Network (CPCN)

Mohamed Hans

Mohamed joined CIPFA in 2004, after working as a senior commercial solicitor for a number of West Yorkshire local authorities. He is an expert on the European Public Procurement Rules, and has written extensively on this topic. He has also developed widely-used practitioner toolkits. He is also invited to speak at conferences (UK and abroad) and is often the first point of contact for practitioners understanding complex procurement issues. He manages the CIPFA Procurement and Commissioning Network, which has nearly 100 member authorities.

Tel: 07717 345188.

Webchat is available Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 17:00 (excluding UK bank holidays).