Presentation on theme: "10 th May 2012 Andrew Jepps Assistant Director, Adults and Children’s Commissioning Northamptonshire County Council Commissioning."— Presentation transcript:
10 th May 2012 Andrew Jepps Assistant Director, Adults and Children’s Commissioning Northamptonshire County Council Commissioning
Decisions to secure outcomes Capacity to deliver Monitor Review Improve Decommission Establish priorities Meet needs effectively, efficiently and equitably Local outcomes Needs Supply Resources Analyse/ understand Plan DoReview A commissioning cycle
Outcomes We like to commission for outcomes We need to commission on return on investment Sometimes proxy measures for outcomes are appropriate Once we have procured, we contract monitor against the successful bid
Engagement phase How can we meet outcomes? Are these ideas realistic? –We all care about money Is there an evidence base? What about fairness and equity as opposed to history?
Procurement phase These phase is rules based Various ways of procuring, e.g. “PQQs” followed by “ITTs” Decisions are made purely on the basis of what is available through the process For example, some of the questions are scored automatically
Do! Engagement phase Engage creatively Engage realistically Describe what you do and know but also listen to commissioners (and others)
Don’t! Procurement phase Misread the questions Ignore the scoring levels Ignore what commissioners have said they are buying in the service specification Assume your reputation will go before you or that scorers will refer to information from outside the process Think that procurement is about lobbying
Group Activity How can children’s centres engage in localities to find creative solutions that will avoid duplication and reduce inefficiencies?