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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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Net Zero Week: Catch-up

Net Zero Week 2021

We recently joined forces with iNetwork to host a week of webinars and online content to discuss how procurement can help meet your net zero targets. It was a fantastic week of activity and debate, as we explored how net zero can be achieved on a local and regional basis. You can catch up on all the webinars and content now.

Study: The impact of COVID-19 on digital strategies in the public sector

This study reveals how digital is enabling organisations to maintain essential services during the most significant healthcare crisis.

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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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Whitepaper: Why UK councils need to collaborate to thrive

This Whitepaper explores the challenges that loom on the horizon and how collaboration with stakeholders and suppliers is key.

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From the local authority blog

16 September 2021 Facing skills scarcity? Collaboration is the key
Many will have seen the headlines in the media around the lack of people and skills to meet demand across the post-Covid landscape. We’ve hit a perfect storm as a resurgent private sector and transforming public sector compete for skills in a labour market that’s vastly reduced due to large numbers of EU nationals returning home.
13 September 2021 Meet Katie from the ICT procurement team
Katie Beaumont joined YPO two years ago and is now a Further Competition Co-ordinator for ICT in the procurement services team.
20 August 2021 The ISDN/PSTN switch off – are you ready?
From 2023 public sector organisations will be unable to buy ISDN and PSTN telephone systems, and in 2025, they will cease to exist.


Click here to play the Overview of YPO insurance procurement solutions video
Overview of YPO insurance procurement solutions This webinar explains the insurance solutions available through YPO and the support we can provide.
Click here to play the The climate change challenge video
The climate change challenge Climate change adaptation and mitigation has been described as the risk issue of a generation. Zurich Municipal, discuss their recent Climate Whitepaper, the key areas for you, your role and your organisation.
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 video
The power of collaboration in procurement YPO, Wakefield Council and North Yorkshire County Council discuss how COVID-19 has impacted on collaboration, key lessons learnt and how procurement plays a part in recovery.

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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 good specification increases the chances of a successful service. Here's a checklist of things to consider.

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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 video
FAQs: Network connectivity Our category buyer Robyn answers all your questions on our network connectivity framework, including top tips on how to make the most of the agreement.
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Insurance solutions explained Learn about our insurance solutions and how they can provide access to market leading insurance brokers and insurance companies.
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 Apprenticeship procurement video
Apprenticeship procurement This brief overview of our Apprenticeship framework includes information on call-offs, frameworks structure and procurement routes.

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