COVID-19/Coronavirus

The Supply Management Forum - Private Sector will take place as scheduled on Tuesday 5 May at etc.venues Norton Folgate, London.

CIPS and Haymarket Media Group (who deliver events on behalf of CIPS) are following the current guidance from the UK Government and the World Health Organisation and as such this event will be taking place as planned. Our priority during this time is the safety of our event attendees and our teams, and we will continue to closely monitor the development of the COVID-19/Coronavirus and any potential impact on our event.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Peter Schofield


Head of Integrated Commissioning and Procurement, Manchester City Council
Originally qualified as a Chartered Civil Engineer, Peter has had a varied career during his 40 years in the Public Sector including delivering construction projects, managing front line services and promoting efficiencies through collaboration.
Peter has been Head of Integrated Commissioning and Procurement at Manchester City Council since April 2019. This was preceded by 7 years delivering a collaborative procurement programme across the Greater Manchester region, delivering financial efficiencies and supporting new ways of working across a wide range of services whilst developing a regional approach to Social Value that supports delivery of the regional objectives in the Greater Manchester Strategy.
Current challenges include developing a consistent approach to Contract Management across the authority to support the Integration of Commissioning and Procurement whilst promoting Ethical Procurement to deliver inclusive growth, address modern slavery and tackle Climate Change within service design and procurement processes.