Embedding Responsible Procurement - Manchester

Course Date:
22 May 2019
09:30 to 16:30
TUCO, National House, 3rd Floor St Ann Street, Manchester M2 7LE


Jimmy Brannigan, Net Positive Futures

Jimmy is the co-founding director of NETpositive Futures Ltd and has worked on sustainability issues for over 20 years, helping a wide range of private and public sector organisations to integrate environmental and social considerations into business models and activities. He has been a eader in sustainable procurement thinking and practice and has worked on numerous projects and initiatives in addition to providing advice and training to many organisations including the EAUC and HEA. Jimmy has also developed and delivered for the global CSR training programme One Planet Leaders (6 month programme per cohort), which he delivered for WWF International for 5 years to over 100 Global Corporations in Nepal, Brazil, Switzerland and many other places.


Course Outline

  • 3 pillars of responsible procurement
  • Why is it important for HE?
  • Overview of key Government initiatives –Modern Slavery, Waste Strategy, Social Value and UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Key elements of a responsible Procurement Strategy
  • Considerations for the Specification of Requirements
  • Tender Evaluation questions and weighting
  • Adding value through contract management


You can book your place here: BOOK NOW


The important stuff:

  • Only 2 people from each institution on each session
  • Your Head of Procurement or equivalent needs to sign off your attendance
  • Your first choice venue should be your own regional consortium
  • If you cancel within 48 hours of the event or do not attend on the day we reserve the right to charge a £50 plus VAT administration fee
  • Full day sessions will usually run from 09:30 to 16:30 but this may vary
  • Half day morning sessions run from 09:30 to 12:30
  • Half day afternoon sessions run from 13:30 to 16:30
  • Manchester Sessions will be held HERE


How much does it cost?

All courses are offered free of charge, however we have introduced a small conditional cancellation fee to make sure that as many people as possible can attend. Initially we will limit to two places per member on as first come, first served basis but we will take additional names in case places become available as a result of cancellation or if we decide to repeat the course at a later date due to high demand.


Who's it for?

Our training programme is available to all members of NWUPC and NEUPC. We want to make sure that support and guidance is available to everybody with some responsibility for procurement within our membership. Whether you are new to our procurement community or a seasoned practitioner, you will find something to help you in your procurement journey. We will be issuing more information on each session over the coming days to help with your booking decisions.


What if I have any questions?

  • All booking queries should go to David McIntyre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Your contact for NWUPC general queries is David McIntyre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We hope that you get a lot from this round of training and we look forward to receiving your feedback.  Don’t forget to let us have your suggestions for future events.

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