BravoSolution and GPS are hosting what looks like an interesting webinar next Thursday for UK public sector procurement folk in particular – “Accessing Spend Analysis through Government Procurement Service” will take place on Thursday 7th February, at 1.00 - 1.45 pm.
As you may know, the Government Procurement Service (GPS) has been using the BravoSolution platform to carry out the most extensive spend analysis ever of central Government’s third party spend. My view, from what I’ve seen, is that whilst the data is still far from perfect (as you might expect), it has already been very useful to GPS and individual organisations. Certainly, mapping some £60B of annual spend across more than 500,000 suppliers and tens of millions of invoices and contracts has been one of the largest and most high profile spend analysis projects ever implemented in the world!
The Government Procurement Service is now launching a “Public Sector Spend Analysis Service” aimed at the wider public sector, (councils, hospitals, police etc), giving access to the Spend Analysis technology and services, including a GPS “Procurement Opportunity Assessment.”
So next Thursday at 1pm Mike Roberts of BravoSolution, with GPS, will explain what the 'GPS Spend Analysis Service' involves, discuss the launching of the project, the potential benefits and what users should expect from the service in terms of outcomes and results. There will also be time for some Q & A also.
The session will cover:
- What is Spend Analysis?
- What is the GPS Spend Analysis Proposal?
- Planning Considerations for a Spend Analysis Project
- Delivering a Spend Analysis Project
- Results and Next Steps arising from a Spend Analysis project
Whilst I don’t have all the details yet of just what this means, exactly how it will work, any costs to participants and so on – all questions I’m sure will be answered next week - it certainly sounds interesting. I’m hoping to be listening in and it should be a good investment of 45 minutes of your time if this is relevant to you and your organisation.
Maybe this is even the start of moving towards that total picture of public sector spend that Colin Cram and Jon Hughes were discussing with the parliamentary Public Administration Select Committee the other day!
To reserve your place and access the webinar please register here. As places are limited, it is worth registering early. (The audio is streamed directly through the webcast. If you do not have audio capabilities on your PC/laptop, please let BravoSolution know and they can send you dial in details).