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Why Attend?

Supporting The Public Sector

Whether you work in Local Government, Central Government or the Wider Public Sector, PSS will not only support your service delivery processes, but help your department and front-line staff discover new ways of working. From the latest policy announcements to best-practice case studies, networking break-outs to outstanding thought-leadership, PSS has you covered.

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DIGITAL & TECHNOLOGY

Discover the latest technology, software solutions and data management systems that will help you to deliver your digital transformation journey

CORPORATE SOLUTIONS

Learn how to engage more effectively with suppliers and manage contracts to deliver better value for money; maximise the deployment of ever-tightening budgets and how to tap into alternative revenue streams whilst mitigating risk

WORKFORCE & LEADERSHIP

We can help you recruit and retain the talent you need, support you in developing leadership and maximise productivity through staff well-being and agile working

ASSETS & ESTATES

Discover how local and central government are working to future-proof public sector estates, maximise commercial potential and manage rising energy demands

5 reasons to attend PSS 2021

LEARN: Get the latest insights directly from public sector figureheads and pioneers in service delivery. Understand the most recent challenges within government and the wider public sector, and benefit from the best practices to improve value for money, efficiency and effectiveness.
DISCOVER: Discover the latest ideas and solutions designed to drive efficiency and deliver improved outcomes within your department by immersing yourself in 8+ hours of CPD-certified content, including replicable case studies and success stories from across the public sector.
PROCURE: Pre-engage with top quality suppliers from across the UK and further afield. PSS provides you with a broad range of service providers who want to understand your challenges and help satisfy your departmental and organisational needs.
COLLABORATE: Meet with your peers from across the UK to share common challenges and discuss the many new ideas and concepts presented at PSS. This is the place to be inspired and collaborate with a host of influential contacts from across the public sector.
STAY INFORMED: Keep your finger on the pulse with policy updates and strategy announcements from government departments, and meet with key organisations including YPO, ESPO, NEPO, CCS, GPA, and GDS. This is the place to find out how new policy and changes to funding can affect the way you deliver services.

We Can Help You On Your Procurement Journey

Pre-Engage

Before planning to invest in public sector products and services, at PSS you can talk to over 30 expert suppliers for advice on your specific challenges and to gain a market insight. This is sometimes called early market engagement or ‘pre-tender market engagement’: Early market engagement at PSS can help you:

  • Understand your requirements better
  • Write clearer requirements to publish to suppliers
  • Understand costs and timelines
  • Write a more robust business case

Best Practice

At PSS you will be able to hear guidance on procurement best practice from, amongst others, Crown Commercial Service, as well as case-study sessions delivered by senior procurement leaders from across local and central government, covering topics including:

  • Collaborative procurement partnerships
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Outcome based commissioning
  • Delivering social value

Collaboration

PSS is an opportunity for procurement professionals across the public sector to share best practice, collaborate with new contacts and meet leading suppliers to discuss how a change of approach can deliver smarter, more efficient public services. Be a part of the UK’s largest gathering of senior public sector professionals in order to:

  • Discuss common procurement challenges
  • Learn from successful procurement case-studies
  • Receive expert advice from leading suppliers
  • Meet experts from CCS, YPO, ESPO and NEPO

A taste of what to expect at #PSS21

Who you will meet at #PSS21

Heads of Procurement
Chief Procurement Officers
Heads of Commercial
Directors of Finance
Commercial Directors
Category Managers
Senior Buyers
Business Development Managers
Directors of Finance
Directors of Corporate Resources
Heads of Commissioning
Chief Technology Officers
Chief Information Officers
Chief Digital Officers
ICT Directors
IT Directors
Heads of IT
Heads of Digital
Heads of Shared Services
Category Leads – Technology
Information Security Managers
Enterprise Architects
Network Managers
Directors of HR
Reward Managers
Heads of Workforce Management
Heads of Skills & Engagements
L&D Managers
HR Managers
Workforce Planning Managers
Resource and Capability Managers
Heads of Training
Estates Directors
Estates Managers
Property Managers
Facilities Managers
Buildings Managers
Energy Managers
Heads of City Planning
Environmental Officers
Commissioning Directors
Strategic Directors for Growth & Homes
Heads of Planning and Regeneration

Don't just take our word for it

A very well organised event with a good choice of case studies and a way to meet new suppliers in an informal setting. There has clearly been a lot of effort into planning and organising this event.
Principal Procurement Officer - Derbyshire County Council
Great event. I would recommend this event to all within the Public Sector and encourage them to attend.
PMO ManagerPMO Manager - Ministry of Justice
The event at Excel met all my expectations, with renowned public speakers; I would happily recommend the event to colleagues.
Head of Operational EstatesHead of Operational Estates - Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
An innovative event for the Public Sector - great use of technology to make this interactive and interesting, and it gave attendees a vast array of sessions to suit all needs.
Head of Gateway & Residents Service DevelopmentHead of Gateway & Residents Service Development - Croydon Council