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About the POGO Club

The Procurement of Government Outcomes (POGO) Club is a knowledge sharing initiative that is open to anyone interested in capacity building in public procurement and in collaboration to improve social outcomes. We host monthly calls, maintain a maillist, and share other resources. Participants come from many different disciplines, sectors, and countries. Our chair is Anne Davies, Dean of the Oxford Law Faculty and Professor of Law and Public Policy.     

Interested? Sign up to our new POGO working groups here & join the mailing list by emailing Ruairi Macdonald. Find us on LinkedIn here.

Session recording

Peer Support Open Session

Listen to the audio recording of the session.


16:00-16:05        Welcome by Chair Anne Davies, University of Oxford

16:05-16:50        Open Contracting in the UK’s Open Government National Action Plan and Public Procurement Law Reform

Background Resources:

16:05-16:10        Context Setting: Ruairi MacDonald, Overview of UK National Action Plan process and UK Procurement Law Reform and the Green Paper

Prompt for Presentation and Discussion:

  • Can open contracting help transform public procurement? 
  • What is an open government National Action Plan (NAP)? 
  • Should the UK’s fifth National Action Plan (NAP5) be aligned with the UK’s public procurement law reform Green Paper and new National Procurement Policy Statement?

16:10-16:30        Detailed discussion of Open Contracting in the National Action Plan and alignment with Green Paper Chapter 

16:30-17:00        Q&A/Open Group Discussion.

17:00     Meeting closed by Chair

The Oxford POGO club will be taking a break in August. Join us at the Social Outcomes Conference 9-10th September.