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As local authorities are faced with ever-changing goal posts and increasing challenges, procurement can play a critical role in improving efficiencies, encouraging innovation, and achieving greater value.

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Join us for Net Zero Week, 14 – 18 June 2021

Net Zero Week 2021

As the public sector embarks on its net zero journey, we’ve joined forces with iNetwork to host a week of webinars and online content to discuss how procurement can help meet targets. With over 30 speakers from across the public sector, plus industry experts, we’ll consider how this global priority can be achieved on a local and regional basis and what role procurement has to play.

Report: Responding to COVID-19 in local authorities

In partnership with iGov Survey we've looked at the biggest resourcing challenges facing local authorities as a result of the pandemic.

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Alternative fuelled vehicles DPS now live

This new DPS enables public sector organisations to purchase alternative fuel vehicles on a larger scale than ever before, as part of the national shift away from petrol and diesel.

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Whitepaper: Why UK councils need to collaborate to thrive

In partnership with Supply Management Insider we explore some of the challenges that loom on the horizon and how collaboration with stakeholders and suppliers will better prepare them for what’s ahead.

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From the Local Authority Blog

10 June 2021 Technology trends helping transition to net zero
As the whole world focusses on transitioning to a carbon net zero world, we take a look at some of the technology trends that might help support your company’s carbon journey.
08 June 2021 Meet the Buyer - Jane Harrod
Jane has recently joined YPO from Wakefield Council as the new Category Buyer for Energy in the procurement services team.
26 May 2021 The Green Gas Levy explained
Ben Young, Senior Key Account Manager at Corona Energy explains the Green Gas Levy, which will be an additional charge added to gas invoices in order to support the nation with meeting its decarbonisation targets.

Webinars

Click here to play the Transition to zero/lower emission fleet video
Transition to zero/lower emission fleet With Energy Saving Trust learn how you can start the process of transforming to lower emission fleet, and what support is available to help your organisation.
Click here to play the The Power of Collaboration in Procurement: lessons learned from COVID-19 video
The Power of Collaboration in Procurement: lessons learned from COVID-19 YPO, Wakefield Council and North Yorkshire County Council discuss how COVID-19 has impacted on collaboration both internally and with external organisations, key lessons learnt so far and how procurement plays a part in planning for COVID recovery.
Click here to play the Building efficiency, savings and value with collaborative procurement solutions video
Building efficiency, savings and value with collaborative procurement solutions In partnership with Supply Management Insider this webinar focuses on procurement collaboration in the field of insurance and risk management.
Click here to play the Insurance webinar series video
Insurance webinar series We've recently been joined by specialists from the risk and insurance sector for a series of webinars, providing technical and practical guidance to enable you to make strategic decisions now and to start planning for the future.

Furniture and Design Service

Our complete furniture and design service helps you create environments that are tailored to your unique needs.

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Top tips on how to run a further competition

We've put together our top tips for running a further competition to help make the process easier for you.

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Writing a specification for temporary recruitment

Having a strong specification to find a provider to manage your temporary recruitment requirements increases the chances of having a successful service. Here's a checklist of things to consider whilst writing your specification.

Using YPO Frameworks

Click here to play the FAQs: MFDs and print management  video
FAQs: MFDs and print management Our category buyer Zoe answers all your questions on printers and print management, and also gives an overview of our MFD framework and how to procure through it.
Click here to play the FAQs: Network Connectivity and Telecoms framework video
FAQs: Network Connectivity and Telecoms framework Our category buyer Robyn answers all your questions on network connectivity and telecommunications, including top tips on how to make the most of the agreement.
Click here to play the Insurance solutions explained video
Insurance solutions explained Learn about our insurance solutions and how they can provide access to market leading insurance brokers and insurance companies. This video will also guide you through how to select the right route to market to secure the best value available in the insurance market.
Click here to play the Introduction to Print Marketplace video
Introduction to Print Marketplace Watch this short video to find out more about our new Print Marketplace - the new competitive, compliant and simple way to purchase print.
Click here to play the Understanding the procurement process for apprenticeships video
Understanding the procurement process for apprenticeships This brief overview of our Apprenticeship framework includes information on call-offs, frameworks structure and procurement routes.

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Did you know YPO does more than just frameworks? We have everything to meet your procurement needs - explore the catalogue today or speak to our team about the benefits of buying through YPO.

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