Mutual Advantage

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Presentation by Mick Taylor of Mutual advantage at the Best Procurement conference Public Service Opportunity on 5 December 07 in Leicester

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Mutual Advantage

  1. 2. Social Enterprise The Procurement Journey Mick Taylor
  2. 3. Social enterprise How are we adding value to public services? Increasing public value Providing community benefits Delivering social requirements Achieving policy outcomes
  3. 4. Additionality Integration Creative Commissioning Valuing achievement over and above the requirement Building wider outcomes into the specification Thinking above existing services, budgets & organisations
  4. 5. NECTA community benefits? Not only building projects but also ….. Crime & anti-social behaviour Drug misuse Early pregnancies Local economy Valuing achievement over and above the requirement Nectar
  5. 6. Additionality Integration Creative Commissioning Valuing achievement over and above the requirement Building wider outcomes into the specification Thinking above existing services, budgets & organisations
  6. 7. © Copyright La Gente SPECIFICATION WRITING for Community Benefits http://www.specification-writing.info
  7. 8. Additionality Integration Creative Commissioning Valuing achievement over and above the requirement Building wider outcomes into the specification Thinking above existing services, budgets & organisations
  8. 9. Herefordshire Meals Service Ten district or borough councils – individual procurement processes Creative Commissioning Long standing “dispute” between the county council and districts over responsibility for the service Patchy service, not equitable, wide variation in costs and prices, service standards and quality Commitment to change, interest in social enterprise, & a partnership agenda
  9. 10. The solution The solution........
  10. 11. The technical bit .... Social enterprise set up as the County Council’s agent – no procurement Districts pass the service to the County Council along with a 3/5 year agreement on subsidy – again no procurement The social enterprise follows the full EU style procurement process in buying its meals The local authorities jointly agree prices, choice and quality standards - partnership commissioning
  11. 12. Why does it work? Quality led by stakeholders Major problem resolved Value for money
  12. 13. Additionality Integration Creative Commissioning Valuing achievement over and above the requirement Building wider outcomes into the specification Thinking above existing services, budgets & organisations

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