The purpose of the roadshows will be for both buyers and suppliers to learn more about the new procurement regulations and how they will affect both the scheme and their business, as well as hear about the new RISQS portal that will be launched this summer. 

We will also be offering pre-arranged meetings with RISQS colleagues, including scheme managers and auditors, to help answer any questions you may have. 

There will be a standard agenda for each roadshow, which is as follows: 

Buyers roadshow (10:00–12:00)

10:00 Arrival, check-in, and networking

10:30 Welcome and introduction, Paul Haynes

10:35 Procurement Act, DfT/Cabinet

11:00 Buyers’ procurement, Suzanne O'Keane

11:10 Platform and how it works, Tarnya Martin

11:20 Q&A panel with all speakers

11:55 Break for lunch/meetings

12:00 Lunch/meet the buyers and RISQS (suppliers to arrive) 

Suppliers roadshow (14:30–17:00) 
14:30 Welcome and introduction 

14:35 Procurement Act, DfT/Cabinet 

15:00 Procurement for suppliers, Suzanne O'Keane 

15:10 Platform and how it works, Tarnya Martin 

15:20 Q&A panel with all speakers 

16:00 Buyers’ presentations?

17:00 Day close 
Dates and venues are as follows: 

To register, click on the relevant links (depending on whether you are a buyer or supplier) below, and you will be taken to our registration page. 

Milton Keynes, Unity Place, 1 May 2024 

Birmingham, Macdonald Burlington, 15 May 2024

Leeds, The Studio, 22 May 2024

Bristol, Doubletree Hilton, 4 June 2024

Glasgow, The Merchant House of Glasgow, 11 June 2024