Presentation on theme: "Nottinghamshire’s Public Sector Compact Using Procurement to Integrate Employment and Skills Nigel Jackson February 2009."— Presentation transcript:
Nottinghamshire’s Public Sector Compact Using Procurement to Integrate Employment and Skills Nigel Jackson February 2009
A Taster The Main Event is taking Place on 25 th March at the Nottingham Ice Centre “BUILDING JOBS FOR THE FUTURE HARNESSING THE POWER OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT”
Public Procurement - The Potential - Definition – “The ways in which the Public Sector Obtains Goods and Services for Itself and the Constituency it Serves” A Position of Strength – Public Sector is the Biggest Employer and Provider of Services. It has Tremendous Economic Clout and Leverage. Potential – Procurement can bring Considerable Added-Value over and above Value for Money.
Added-Value for Employment and Skills Public Sector Contracts can Include: A Commitment to Workforce Development and Apprenticeships (the Skills Pledge) The Training and Employment of Local People and Those Furthest Away From the Job Market (LEPs/Jobs Pledge) The Use of Local Supply Chains to Increase the Positive Impact for the Local Area of Every Public Pound Spent
The Multiplier Effect Including Skills and Employment Outputs in Public Sector Contracts can make a Major Contribution to the Prosperity of Local People and the Success of the Local Economy. How? Improvements in the Skills of Local People A Reduction in the Number of IB Claimants A Reduction in Poverty Levels More Local Expenditure in Local Companies High Quality Services Greater Social Integration = Value for Money!