OGP Open for Business
A key element of the Public Service Reform agenda is to reduce costs and achieve better value for money through reform of public procurement. The Office of Government Procurement (“OGP”) has been tasked by Government with leading on the public procurement reform programme.
The OGP commenced sourcing operations in 2014 and, together with four key sectors (Defence, Education, Health and Local Government), is taking responsibility for sourcing all goods and services on behalf of the public service. These operations will put in place contracts and framework agreements so that public bodies can buy goods and services. In addition, the OGP has responsibility for procurement policy and procedures, sourcing systems and data analytics.
This presentation will provide an overview of the role and activities of the OGP and the OGP ICT Category Council with particular reference to the education sector. The presentation will also highlight the range of centralised frameworks and contracts currently available and will provide details of when additional key contracts and frameworks will be available for use by public sector bodies.