COVID-19

PASS and COVID-19

To help buyers across the UK public sector, BiP Solutions’ Procurement Advice and Support Service (PASS) will be creating a range of resources to help buyers navigate the challenges: ensuring that they are able to work effectively, compliantly and responsively in a dynamic and fast-changing environment.

Update – 27/03/20

Following on from our previous Advice Notes and webinar, this briefing specifically considers the use of Framework Agreements and Dynamic Purchasing Systems, as quicker routes to market for buyers during the current Coronavirus crisis, and the key issues to consider in their use.

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Update – 26/03/20

The Scottish Government have just issued their version of the Supplier Relief PPN put out by the Cabinet Office. Click on the button below to download.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): supplier relief SPPN 5/2020

Update – 25/03/20

We reflect on the latest information issued by the Scottish Government, of which the contents are relevant to buyers across the public sector, expanding on the PPN issued by Cabinet Office on Responding to Covid-19.

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Update – 24/03/20

Following the Government’s decision to call for self-isolation across the country, our latest briefing considers a number of areas that buyers will need to consider in relation to existing contracts and their supplier base.

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Webinar – Coronavirus: Working with your Suppliers. Tuesday 31st March at 11am.

As the Coronavirus situation continues to cause concern for buyers, particularly around continuity of service and supply chain issues, BiP Solutions’ Procurement Advice and Support Service (PASS) will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday 31 March at 11.00am, offering guidance to buyers across the UK public sector in dealing with such issues.

This webinar will consider the guidance issued by the Cabinet Office on Supplier Relief and also the criticality of having good communication channels and escalation procedures, to ensure open and transparent communication with all of your suppliers. The webinar will also look at the importance of assessing risk in certain contracts while looking at business continuity and contingency issues, in case of contract failure.

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Update – 23/03/20

Today we are bringing you the latest information from the Cabinet Office, in the form of a Procurement Policy Note on Supplier Relief due to Covid-19.

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Update – 20/03/20

Today we bring you the latest information from the Cabinet Office, in the form of a Procurement Policy Note on Responding to Covid-19.

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Webinar – COVID 19: The Use of Regulation 32 for Urgent Requirements. Thursday 26th March at 11am.

In light of the Coronavirus crisis, procurement is facing very challenging times. To help buyers across the UK public sector, BiP Solutions’ Procurement Advice and Support Service (PASS) will be hosting a webinar on Thursday 26 March at 11.00am.

The webinar will look at how buyers can use Regulation 32 to help with procurement requirements thrust upon their organisation through urgency.

The webinar will consider various issues, including when buyers can by-pass the normal procurement route for urgent requirements; seeking to engage faster with suppliers; ensuring you remain compliant; and extending current contracts where appropriate.

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