What is Commissioning? John Dawson Commissioning and Procurement Adviser NAVCA
Background <ul><li>Local Commissioning & Procurement Unit </li></ul><ul><li>Response to NAVCA members’ needs </li></ul><ul...
What do mean by commissioning? <ul><li>The whole cycle: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The cycle of assessing the needs of people i...
Service design <ul><li>“ Commissioners need  external input  when designing service specifications, and this is recognised...
“intelligent commissioning”… <ul><li>“… based on a  knowledge  of potential providers and of desired </li></ul><ul><li>out...
“intelligent commissioning”… <ul><li>“ better  outcomes  can be achieved for people, communities, the environment and publ...
Commissioning may lead to… <ul><li>A Grant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in broad alignment with objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><li...
Why commissioning? <ul><li>Finite resource allocation </li></ul><ul><li>Growth of outsourcing & procurement </li></ul><ul>...
Spread of commissioning <ul><li>DoH ‘World class commissioning’ </li></ul><ul><li>8 principles of good commissioning  </li...
Survey <ul><li>Involvement in commissioning strategies by LIOs –  73% </li></ul><ul><li>Third sector commissioning strateg...
What direction of travel? <ul><li>Up?  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regionalisation – local govt reorganisation, Roots review, Ge...
Cycle of commissioning a service
Commissioning cycle <ul><li>1  Look at the current pattern of outcomes for children and young people in their area, and re...
Commissioning cycle <ul><li>4  Agree on the nature and scale of the local challenge, identify the resources available and ...
Commissioning cycle <ul><li>7  Develop and extend joint commissioning from pooled budgets and pooled resources. </li></ul>...
Support What and where? John Dawson Commissioning and Procurement Adviser NAVCA
Support <ul><li>Within NAVCA -  www.navca.org.uk  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LCPU -  http://www.navca.org.uk/lcpu   </li></ul><...
Elsewhere <ul><li>NCVO - Public Service Delivery Network & Collaborative Working Unit </li></ul><ul><li>acevo - Income Gen...
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Commissioning frameworks, tools & resources

  1. 1. What is Commissioning? John Dawson Commissioning and Procurement Adviser NAVCA
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Local Commissioning & Procurement Unit </li></ul><ul><li>Response to NAVCA members’ needs </li></ul><ul><li>Top 2 future challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Growth of contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Fear over grants </li></ul><ul><li>Procurement complexities </li></ul>
  3. 3. What do mean by commissioning? <ul><li>The whole cycle: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The cycle of assessing the needs of people in an area, designing and then securing an appropriate service </li></ul></ul>Partnership in Public Services: An action plan for third sector involvement
  4. 4. Service design <ul><li>“ Commissioners need external input when designing service specifications, and this is recognised in EU procurement rules… </li></ul><ul><li>The onus is on commissioners to look at the different potential providers and not be shy to talk to them in designing service specifications” </li></ul>Public Administration Select Committee report 13, July 2008
  5. 5. “intelligent commissioning”… <ul><li>“… based on a knowledge of potential providers and of desired </li></ul><ul><li>outcomes , based on user needs ... </li></ul><ul><li>… Intelligent commissioners should be able to make </li></ul><ul><li>judgements such as whether contracts or grants are the right </li></ul><ul><li>way to fund a service, how important price should be in </li></ul><ul><li>determining who wins a contract, and whether there is scope </li></ul><ul><li>for innovative methods of delivery.” </li></ul>Public Administration Select Committee report 13, July 2008
  6. 6. “intelligent commissioning”… <ul><li>“ better outcomes can be achieved for people, communities, the environment and public purse when the Government’s own definition of value for money is put at the heart of intelligent commissioning frameworks” </li></ul>A better return: setting the foundations for intelligent commissioning to achieve value for money. NEF
  7. 7. Commissioning may lead to… <ul><li>A Grant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in broad alignment with objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Procurement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>used to buy goods and services, usually though a competitive process </li></ul></ul>NAO Decision Support Tool
  8. 8. Why commissioning? <ul><li>Finite resource allocation </li></ul><ul><li>Growth of outsourcing & procurement </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting strategic objectives rather than continuing historical arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability & outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>LAAs / NIs / LSPs / Local govt. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Spread of commissioning <ul><li>DoH ‘World class commissioning’ </li></ul><ul><li>8 principles of good commissioning </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioning frameworks </li></ul><ul><li>Compact Commissioning Guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes </li></ul>
  10. 10. Survey <ul><li>Involvement in commissioning strategies by LIOs – 73% </li></ul><ul><li>Third sector commissioning strategies – 63% </li></ul><ul><li>Lobbying commissioners to use grants & contracts – 80% </li></ul>
  11. 11. What direction of travel? <ul><li>Up? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regionalisation – local govt reorganisation, Roots review, Gershon, prime contracts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Down? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personalisation, individual budgets, championing of third sector </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Cycle of commissioning a service
  13. 13. Commissioning cycle <ul><li>1 Look at the current pattern of outcomes for children and young people in their area, and recent trends, against national and relevant local comparators. </li></ul><ul><li>2 Look within the overall picture at outcomes for particular groups of young people. </li></ul><ul><li>3 Use all this data, and draw on the views of children, young people and their families, local communities and frontline staff, to develop an overall, integrated needs assessment. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Commissioning cycle <ul><li>4 Agree on the nature and scale of the local challenge, identify the resources available and set priorities for action. </li></ul><ul><li>5 Plan the pattern of service most likely to secure priority outcomes, considering carefully the ways in which resources can be increasingly focussed on prevention and early intervention. </li></ul><ul><li>6 Decide together how best to purchase or provide (commission) those services, including drawing in alternative providers to widen options and increase efficiency. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Commissioning cycle <ul><li>7 Develop and extend joint commissioning from pooled budgets and pooled resources. </li></ul><ul><li>8 Plan for the workforce development and other changes in local processes and ways of working necessary to support delivery. </li></ul><ul><li>9 Monitor and review to ensure services are working to deliver the ambitions set out for them. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Support What and where? John Dawson Commissioning and Procurement Adviser NAVCA
  17. 17. Support <ul><li>Within NAVCA - www.navca.org.uk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LCPU - http://www.navca.org.uk/lcpu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ILP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every child matters adviser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public law project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local grants forum </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Elsewhere <ul><li>NCVO - Public Service Delivery Network & Collaborative Working Unit </li></ul><ul><li>acevo - Income Generation workstream </li></ul><ul><li>bassac – Collaboration workstream </li></ul><ul><li>Futurebuilders </li></ul><ul><li>Local support </li></ul>
  19. 19. What next?

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