What Is Procurement?
Procurement is the process of finding and acquiring works, goods and services from external sources and agreeing terms for these. This is often carried out through a tendering or competitive bidding process.
As part of the refurbishment programme on The Lancaster West Estate, the Neighbourhood Team (LWNT) and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC) will be making important decisions about who is chosen to do the work here and why.
The Residents’ Association (LWRA) have been working with LWNT to ensure that residents have a real say in the estate refurbishment and as the procurement process plays a vital role in this, we are inviting residents to join this process, become informed and help us to make these important decisions.
This will ensure the best use of the funds and the best possible quality of workmanship through a fair and measured process.
The workshop is open to all Lancaster West Estate Residents.
Paul Orett (Procurement Lead for RBKC) will be delivering the training session on Sunday 21 October from 12pm to 2pm at Kensington Leisure Centre.
The Session will cover:
Understanding the procurement process
Examples of good practice
An outline of the role of the residents association during selection
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.