Current work underway
Holding a meeting of the working group (late March) to agree next steps and begin shaping up some initiatives.
Upcoming engagements and milestones
Launch of Procurement Agile Playbook – opportunity to build on this work with further products.
The key themes are openness & transparency; streamlining processes; building agency capability; supporting suppliers and businesses; managing risk; realising benefits and measuring risks; and collaboration.
Potential funding needs
Using Agile Playbook launch to build more initiatives around supporting suppliers and businesses and building agency capability in areas deemed useful by the sector. Bringing in resource to begin collecting and publishing information held by agencies.
Finding a balance between initiatives that are both achievable and that will make a genuine difference for the sector will be a challenge in this workstream.