Government procurement reform and successful bidding
Sally Collier (Deputy Chief Procurement Officer, UK Government)
An update on government procurement
Sally will describe the reforms which continue to take place in government procurement practice. What makes a successful government bid? How can suppliers prepare themselves to bid successfully into the public sector?
Sally Collier is the UK Government's Deputy Chief Procurement Officer and Executive Director of Government Procurement Policy and Capability in the Cabinet Office. Her responsibilities include developing and implementing government procurement initiatives on growth; negotiating a radical rethink of the public procurement directives; streamlining the procurement process; ensuring that more SMEs participate in the government marketplace; and developing innovative ways to improve procurement capabilities.
Sally began working in government in 1992, having started her career in the private sector. She has a postgraduate diploma in management and is a qualified and experienced programme manager.