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Events Coverage

Promoting best practice in public procurement in Poznań

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The BPCC, along with the Office of the City of Poznań and Profitia Management Consultants (exclusive representative of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply in Poland) held a half-day seminar devoted to best practices in public procurement and purchasing in Poznań’s city hall on 23 September.

This seminar in Wrocław is part of a series of meetings around Poland (Warsaw, Poznan and Krakow).

The event was an opportunity to discuss the need for the higher professional standards among persons responsible for procurement globally and in Poland, and formed a platform for the exchange of experiences by practitioners from the public and private sector.

The BPCC’s chief advisor Michael Dembinski spoke about how public procurement functions in the UK, where the Crown Commercial Service provides group buying for all government ministries and thus achieves significant savings, and the overarching focus on striving for ever-greater value for tax payers’ month. Will Beatty from CIPS and Marisz Turek from Profitia gave a joint presentation about the global focus on the procurement function, and Łukasz Rozdeiczer from Profitia talked about dissemination of best practice in procurement between public and private sector in Poland.

A panel discussion involved the speakers plus Monika Lasota from the Poznań office of NIK, Poland’s national audit office, Łucja Alguszewicz, head of procurement at Poland’s highway agency, GDDKiA, and Katarzyna Kruszka-Pytlik from the City of Poznań, responsible for the largest procurement project involving PPP and EU funds – the city’s waste incineration plant. There were interesting points raised concerning the new Polish public procurement law, technical dialogue, organisational change and the optimisation of purchasing processes.

CIPS, present in Poland since November 2014, is a prestigious British organisation with a royal charter. For over 80 years, CIPS has been promoting best practices in public procurement and purchasing, and consults, trains and carries out certification of procurement processes around the world.

CIPS, Profitia and the BPCC will be in Kraków on 19 November as part of the same series of events. Participation is open to all BPCC members and representatives of the public sector responsible for procurement.

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