About us

We support procurement staff working in the Civil Service.

Who we are

We’re an informal network for civil servants who work in, or are involved with, procurement for government.

The Procurement profession is one of the Civil Service Professions. Improving the capability and confidence of procurement staff is critical to the successful implementation of the government procurement reform strategy and is at the heart of the Procurement Profession. There is an expectation to have a higher percentage of trained, skilled and qualified staff.

Our priorities

Our main priorities over the next 2 years are to:

  • increase in spend managed through GPS
  • make sustainable savings through CSR 10
  • reduce sourcing time and cost, with unnecessary barriers removed
  • increase our spend with SMEs
  • increase the percentage of trained and qualified staff
  • deploy and use enabling technology
  • develop sectoral pipelines to support supply chain management

Career opportunities and professional development

The Procurement Professional Curriculum contains learning relevant to everyone within the profession, wherever you work in central government. Other professional learning and development opportunities are available through your department’s own formal training arrangements or through informal on the job training, coaching and mentoring.

Departments are currently working together to design the curriculum for the profession. Learning products will be added in phases as they are developed, so they are available to you as soon as possible. The curriculum will develop and change over time to reflect the changing needs of the profession.

Commercial Fast Stream Graduate applications

Our next application window for 2016 entry closes November 30 2015. For more details of the application process please visit the Fast Stream website.

If you would like to find out more about the Commercial Fast Stream please join our mailing list and register your interest.

Commercial Fast Track Apprenticeship applications

Applications for the 2016 Fast Track Apprenticeship intake will open late in 2015 or early 2016 on the Fast Track Apprenticeship scheme website.