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Date & time

  1. 21 June 2023 09:30 - 13:00

Primary partners: Expleo (opens in new tab)



Theme: Social Value and Project Assurance

Our meetings can be face-to-face (with refreshments provided) or virtual (bring your own refreshments) and will be focused on Socitm’s policy themes. Within these themed meetings your regional committee is free to create an agenda that works best for you and your regional colleagues. If there’s something you would like to discuss or investigate with like-minded peers just let us know on and we will co-ordinate that with and for you.


  1. 09:30 Tea & Coffee


  2. 10:00 Welcome & Introductions


  3. 10:10 Overview of Public Procurement Note 01/21

    Framework for scoring social value and the use of Reserved Contracts.

    Lila Clarke, CPD

  4. 10:35 Scoring Social Value on ICT Contracts

    How to include social value as award criteria, ICT case studies and contract management.

    Andrea MacLean, Strategic Investment Board, Social Value Advisor for ICT Contracts 

  5. 10:55 Q & A


  6. 11:00 Tea & Coffee


  7. 11:15 Closing the Digital Divide in Northern Ireland

    Mark Bennett, NCIS Digital Inclusion Lead

  8. 11:40 Wired Up

    Overview of the Community Foundation and what the Third Sector needs.

    Roisin Woods (Chief Executive), Community Foundation 

  9. 00:05 Project Assurance

    Case study of how Project Assurance and robust testing has ensured successful delivery of a high risk project

    Jonny Mooney, Expleo

  10. 12:25 Q & A


  11. 12:30 Closing Remarks


  12. 12:40 Lunch & Networking



  • Paul Reihill Programme Delivery Manager, Department of Finance

Who can join our events?

Our events are open to everyone and relevant to all levels of staff, from new joiners right through to senior executives. This creates a vibrant mix which promotes innovation, sharing of best practice and drives the modernisation of public services.

Attendance is included in our membership and partnership packages. A fee may apply for non-members. Please see individual event registration details for more information.

Contact us to discuss your options.

Public sector – contact Poppy Whelan.

Private sector – contact Aimie Francis.