Seminar In Person

Socially Responsible Public Procurement in Wales

by CIOB Wales

Event details

  • voco St. David's Cardiff, an IHG Hotel, Cardiff
  • 13 September 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM BST

Event fees

General Admission



Join us for a discussion of The Social Partnership and Public Procurement (Wales) Bill with a distinguished panel of speakers

The forthcoming Social Partnership and Public Procurement (Wales) Bill will create statutory obligations for publicly procured construction projects over £2m. These “social public works clauses” will ensure that fair work is embedded at all stages of the project and along the supply chain. The aim for doing so is to ensure social justice and community benefits of projects.

If executed correctly, the Bill could facilitate a culture shift in the procurement sector and have subsequent benefits for the construction industry. Similarly, it has the potential to modernise and streamline the procurement process in Wales; increasing competition and access to contracts for SMEs.

Through speeches and Q&As, CIOB members and guests will learn more about the Bill and its effect on the construction industry. This is also an opportunity to raise any questions and concerns they have with it's implementation that may feed into ongoing CIOB Policy work.

Speakers include:

Welcome by Caroline Gumble, CEO The Chartered Institute of Building

· Hannah Blythyn MS, Deputy Minister for Social Partnership, Welsh Government

· Mark Harrison, Head of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Transformation, The Chartered Institute of Building

· Stephen Lawrence, Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald - ICE representative

This event is supported by ICE Wales Cymru

Light refreshments will be available from 12 noon the talk will start promptly at 12.30pm


Vicky Coxon

Member Services and Events Coordinator Cardiff

+44 (0)1344 630850

[email protected]