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By Gareth Coles of WCVA at WCVA's Annual Conference 2013.

By Gareth Coles of WCVA at WCVA's Annual Conference 2013.

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Must everything be procured? Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Must everything be procured? Oes raid caffael popeth? Gareth Coles – WCVA
  • 2. What we’ll cover 1. 2. 3. 4. Context Procurement – issues and opportunities Grants – use and benefits Discussion
  • 3. Context From grants to contracts • Reduction in third sector contract income • Diminishing budgets • Larger, regional, more generic contracts • ...What role for the third sector in public service design and delivery?
  • 4. The third sector and public service delivery Welsh Government recognises “the crucial role the third sector plays in sustaining a just, inclusive and responsible society, including their role as service providers to the public sector”
  • 5. Putting people at the centre The way forward for public service partners in Wales: • • • • Engagement Prevention and early intervention Seeking alternative models Scrutiny
  • 6. Terminology Commissioning – planning and delivery cycle, from analysis of needs, through planning and securing services, to review. Procurement – the acquisition of goods and services from third party suppliers under legally binding contractual terms.
  • 7. Commissioning “Realistically social care markets will continue to combine a balance of services which may be delivered internally by the local authority or secured externally through grants or via a procurement exercise. Local authorities should consider the potential benefits and risks of the options available and have a clear decision-making process for deciding when to use the different approaches.”
  • 8. Procurement – the legal position Public Procurement Rules: • Directive 2004/18/EC • Public Contracts Regulations 2006 • UK and European Court case law Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union A public body’s Standing Financial Instructions
  • 9. Procurement – moves to improve • • • • • Community Benefits Wales Procurement Policy Statement Joint bidding guidance New EU Procurement Directives Lower value contracts
  • 10. Grants A grant is a financial payment given by the funding body to the recipient either generally or in connection with specific activities that the recipient undertakes. The recipient of a grant many only use the grant monies received for the specific purposes for which they have been made available.
  • 11. Grants – benefits • • • • • • Collaboration Efficiency Innovation Social benefit Strategic investment Additional contributions
  • 12. Grants or contracts – criteria Legislation – powers, best value, State Aid, Public Procurement Rules • • Policy – internal, local, regional, national Internal requirements – financial instructions • • Objectives
  • 13. Investing locally • Strategic use of grants • Community benefits • Transfer of assets • Opening up low value opportunities • Bidding support for local organisations
  • 14. Opportunities? • • • • • • • • Commissioning? Greater take up of community benefits? New EU Procurement Directive? Standing Financial Instructions? Future Generations Bill? Cross-sectoral working? Co-production? Others?
  • 15. Thank you Diolch yn fawr Gareth Coles 02920 431 771 gcoles@wcva.org.uk