The government yesterday launched the first of its offical training resources to help procurement professionals get to grips with the Procurement Act 2023, expected to be in force in October 2024.
These are known as "knowledge drops" and there are three separate modules available, aimed at different audiences:
- Contracting authorities: 45 minutes in total, broken down into 6 smaller sections.
- Suppliers: 45 minutes in total, broken down into 3 smaller sections.
- VCSE and SME suppliers: 45 minutes in total, broken down into 3 smaller section
Additionally there are fact sheets to explain the new rules in relation to Wales, Northern Ireland, utilities, light touch, defence and security, concessions and schools.
Click here to view the Knowledge Drops.
This is the first of a series of learning and development initiatives that the government will be introducing over the next few months. You can read about the rest of the programme here.