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Commissioning Social Enterprises: Moving from Procurement to Partnerships

Event Date: 22.03.2018 |Time: 10.00-17.00 |Location: BATES WELLS, 10 QUEEN STREET PLACE, LONDON, EC4R 1BE |Categories: Events

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This one-day seminar was aimed at senior leaders and commissioners in local public bodies, social enterprises that trade in public service markets and others interested in supporting the development of new solutions for services in local communities.

The collapse of Carillion demonstrated the problem with large, private, share value focussed companies being awarded public contracts procured at the cheapest price. Social enterprises offer a different model, where profits are re-invested and interests are aligned in pursuit of public benefit.

Building on E3M’s ground-breaking work: The Art of the Possible in Public Procurement, the event explored the practical ingredients needed for the co-production of new solutions, where local public bodies can harness the innovative power of social enterprises.

Providing a mix of expert advice, exploration of practical case studies and interactive peer-learning among those taking part, this seminar showcased the latest examples and thinking about public bodies and social enterprises working together, and explore the critical issues for success.

9.30 – Arrivals and tea/coffee
10.00 – Introduction: a partnership approach
10. 30 – Commissioning for Innovation and Outcomes
11.15 – Break
11.30 – Commissioning for Innovation and Outcomes (continued)
12.15 – Levering in additional finance and resources
13.30 – Lunch
14.15 – Creating Social Value and Maximising Impact
15.30 – Break
15.45 – Models for effective partnership
17.00 End

Speakers include*:
Julian Blake – Partner, Bates Wells
Jonathan Bland – MD, Social Business International
Stephen Chandler – Director of Adult Social Services, Somerset County Council
Dominic Llewellyn – MD, Numbers for Good
Paul Meredith – Director of Children and Family Services, Leicestershire County Council
Liz Perfect – Head of Commissioning, Children and Family Services, Leicestershire County Council
Dai Powell OBE – CEO, HCT Group
James Sainsbury – Associate Director, Addaction
Steve Scown – CEO, Dimensions


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