Digital Services in Government – Meet the Buyers
Public Sector Procurement Specialists and G-Cloud Consultants Advice Cloud are delighted to host this event aimed at demystifying Public Sector procurement for local SME’s.
Date: Tuesday, 08 September 2015
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Location: The Auditorium at 68 Middle Street
Brighton BN1 1AL
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Come and meet with the Director of Digital & Resources Paul Brewer and the Head of Digital & Design Dave Briggs at Adur & Worthing Councils as they explain the current & future opportunities for Local SME Digital Services business within their authority and local government as a whole.
Also speaking will be Warren Smith of the Government Digital Service (GDS) who will talk through the procurement opportunities at a national & local level, specifically around the redesigned Digital Services Framework (DS3).
The event will be hosted by Chris Farthing, Founder & Director of Advice Cloud. Since their launch in October 2014 Advice Cloud have assisted over 30 companies sell into the UK Public Sector with a 100% success rate for all tenders they have responded to. These include National UK frameworks such as G-Cloud, Digital Services 2 & Network Services. Their advice has helped many local and national businesses close over £2.5m of new business and generate a pipeline of c£15m of new opportunities.
More information & Agenda below
There is a revolution taking place within the UK Public Sector. The October 2015 spending review will devolve more powers upon Local Government, however these powers come at a cost. Less Central Government money available to spend on services.
This means that an ever increasing number of services are having to be transformed using digital techniques. How can Local Government and the UK Public Sector as a whole do this quickly whilst reducing risk to the most vulnerable in our society and keeping services available?
This seminar will outline some of the progress made in transforming local government alongside explaining the future strategy. It will also clearly make the case for more local business involvement. Government procurement is no longer solely the preserve of Large Systems Integrators. With the success of G-Cloud (over £300m of business to SME’s in 3 years) and the redesign of the Digital Services framework on the horizon now is one of the best opportunities an SME business will have to do business with Government.
2.00 doors open, welcome drinks & networking
2.30 Welcome and introductions – Chris Farthing Director Advice Cloud
2.45 Digital Marketplace (Digital Services & G-Cloud frameworks). Warren Smith Assistant Director & Head of Strategy, Digital Marketplace, Government Digital Service (GDS)
3.10 The local government Digital challenge inc Adur & Worthing digital strategy. Paul Brewer, Director of Digital & Resources Adur & Worthing Councils
3.40 Being digital – progress at Adur & Worthing by Dave Briggs, Head of Digital & Design, Adur & Worthing Councils
4.00 Q&A panel discussion
4.30 Summary & Close – Chris Farthing Director Advice Cloud
Networking till 5.15
Maybe move to a local pub for more networking!
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