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One of the benefits of being part of the government procurement community is the ability to meet with and draw on a network of contacts, to share resources, information, experience and lessons learnt.
GPS now have a live online community exclusively for government procurement professionals.
The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) host a Public Sector Faculty for their members.
GPS convenes special interest groups as and when required.
The GPS Entry Schemes Board offers departments who are hosting graduates under the Government Procurement Graduate Scheme an opportunity to shape delivery.
The GPS Skills and Capability Steering Group has representatives from departments; this group identifies and seeks solutions to skills and capability needs across the government procurement profession.