From Procurement to Partnership: improving services through effective collaboration – E3M Toolkit Launch Webinar
|PSTA Partners E3M and collaborators launch this new must-have resource for commissioners with a free webinar:|
This webinar will be of particular interest to:
• Local authority leaders and cabinet members
• Senior local authority executives and officers
• Leaders in other local public bodies
• Social enterprises, charities and other social sectors working with local public bodies
With practical case studies, expert commentary and discussion, the webinar will mark the launch of E3M’s new, practical toolkit for commissioners, to help guide them on a journey from procurement to partnership.
There is growing interest in new models of collaboration between public authorities and social enterprises in improving services, delivering real social value and for community wealth building. The response to Covid-19 has shown the importance of social enterprises and the wider social sector in communities across the country, and in some areas has led to innovative new models of partnership.
However, all too often innovation and meeting the needs of people and communities is held back by a rigid application of procurement rules, where process takes over from purpose.
The big question is, How to do things differently? How is it possible to put in place effective public benefit partnerships? And what does this mean in terms of the current and future rules that govern public authorities?
Baroness Hilary Armstrong, Chair of the House of Lords’ Public Services Committee
Julian Blake, Partner, Stone King
Jonathan Bland, Managing Director, Social Business International Ltd
Rachel Silcock, Strategic Commissioning Manager, Plymouth City Council
Dr Carolyn Wilkins OBE, CEO, Oldham Council
Chris Wright, CEO, Catch22