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Who can join?

As a networking organisation, the LGPN welcomes all those with a stake in local government procurement – from procurement officers through to local authority CEOs. The LGPN is open to those in generalist procurement roles as well as sector-specific roles such as IT or finance. Whether you are involved in the commissioning, design and specification, tendering process or delivery of public services, the LGPN is for you.

Upon registration, members will have full access to all of the resources available via the LGPN. Your contact details will be made available in the members’ online database in order to facilitate networking and discussion with other LGPN members.

Membership of the LGPN is free and only open to those directly employed by public or third sector organisations.

 

Why join?

We know that time is a precious commodity and those working within local government procurement are under pressure to deliver. By having an absolute focus on this sector, the LGPN provides its members with highly targeted information and intelligence – helping you to make informed decisions.

The LGPN also connects you directly to many others working within this sector, allowing you to share advice, ask questions, resolve problems and share ideas and best practice. Collaboration is critical to success – the LGPN helps to facilitate this.

Membership benefits include:

  • Access to all areas of the LGPN website including the latest news, market information, features and blogs on the issues affecting local government procurement in the UK
  • Weekly eNewsletter providing focus and insight into breaking procurement issues
  • Access to the LGPN members’ forum, which allows members to network,  seek and share advice and guidance on all procurement-related matters
  • Access to resources on the LGPN website – reports, White Papers, guidances, useful web links, CPV code search, EU Directives, Select Accredit and more
  • Discounted places at the National GO Awards and the GO Awards Scotland (www.goawards.co.uk)
  • Training – preferential LGPN member rates on in-house training courses delivered via PASS, Procurement Advice and Support Service (www.passprocurement.com)
  • Register for free webinars
  • Representation – LGPN will raise awareness of the key issues affecting those within the network and represent the interests of all working within local government procurement
  • Voice – the LGPN will provide comment on major issues within local government procurement and will promote the essential role procurement plays within the delivery of sustainable services
  • Exclusive online directory of local government procurement staff

Membership of the LGPN is free for those employed within public or third sector organisations and registration is simple. Members can update their own details to reflect any changes in their job role, organisation or contact details.

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