It has been a 30 year journey raising money and creating market opportunities for not for profits and social enterprises across the UK and Africa/South America. Yet I am still amazed by the cynical…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by John Mulkerrin Feb 13, 2012.
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The Public Sector measure many of their contract values in terms of price and not impact; to date procurement has settled on best price calculated on lowest price linked to quality.
NOW THEY CATCHUP TOOLS ARE IN PLACE.
Lets start by dispelling the a myth and recognise localism isn't just about proximity, the impact and benefits in the local community are critical to the overall value of your response. What sort of things can you…Continue
Posted on October 2, 2013 at 10:16 — 4 Comments
January 2013 is a watershed for social enterprise and community focused service providers because the Public Services Act 2012 created a level playing field for public sector competitive tendering.
Price has been a core driver in procurement for many years, lowest price has appeared to be the key differentiator with SME's and social enterprises struggling to compete with larger employers who draw on economies of scale and multiple contracts to share overheads.
Posted on September 23, 2013 at 10:04
For most companies becoming tender ready is a challenge but for CIC's it is an extension of existing practices.
Here's a quick list of things to gather together:
Posted on August 14, 2013 at 15:10
Over the last few months I have worked with a couple of CIC's who are now either safely competing on frameworks with local councils or receiving requests for quotes linked to local public sector services.
We have been able to use three key features of legislation to best advantage:
1. Localism Act - a great tool for specifying benefit to the economy and the supplychain.
2. Public Services 2012 - this has been an excellent mechanism for preventing LA's from…Continue
Posted on July 8, 2013 at 18:33 — 3 Comments