Northern Ireland Procurement Conference 2017
Navigating procurement in challenging times
The changing landscape
Central and local government in Northern Ireland spends around £3 billion per year on procurement, of which £2.7 billion is spent by government departments and their arm’s length bodies. In addition, many of Northern Ireland’s private sector companies spend significant amounts in the local economy.
The legislative framework surrounding procurement has changed significantly in recent years with several EU Directives impacting on the procurement landscape. In addition, Brexit threatens to change how organisations approach the way they procure and offers many challenges.