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1 Suppliers Information Sharing Event Penni Barker & Sharon Hindley Supporting Families Commissioning Managers and Fleur Hobbs-McLernon Category Lead, Care Sector Date: 11/12 July 2011

2 Outline of the Session – Slide 1 Introduction Aims of today – what do we / you need to achieve today? Setting the Scene – Strategic Landscape Commissioning processes and procurement methods Outline of Service areas to be considered Information / experience exchange – what works, what hasn’t, concerns, successes, measuring impact

3 Outline of the Session – Slide 2 Incorporating feedback into service specification development / design What support can we offer? What is still needed to support supplier market? Summary and round up of day Next steps

4 Setting the Scene: The Strategic Landscape Ann Van Dyke Strategic Commissioning Lead, Child Poverty Supporting Families

5 The Current Landscape: National Central Government drive towards Big Society challenges Local Authorities to increase the involvement of the Third Sector and Communities in service development and delivery Reduced resources to Local Authorities with a requirement to identify local priorities in order to effectively target funding where it is needed and improve outcomes for children, families and young people Less regulation, more creativity and innovation

6 The Current Landscape: Cornwall Cornwall Council commitment to move away from being a provider of services towards becoming an effective commissioning authority Focus on improving Safeguarding services in response to OFSTED recommendations Acknowledgement of the role of early intervention, prevention and a whole family approach in improving outcomes

7 The Current Landscape: Children and Young Peoples Plan Priorities To create opportunities for Children and Young People to be actively involved in the planning and development of services that affect them and impact on their families Ensuring we have a relentless focus on the quality of Children’s Safeguarding Services

8 The Current Landscape: Children and Young Peoples Plan Continuing to improve our Looked After Children’s services so that they continue to improve Improve transitions arrangements between children’s and adult services Secure improvements to mental health services and improve outcomes for vulnerable children and young people

9 The Current Landscape: Children and Young Peoples Plan To work as a partnership to ensure that all children, young people and families in Cornwall receive fully integrated services that keep them safe and provide them with good opportunities

10 The Current Landscape: Supporting Families Vision: “To empower parents and carers to help their children fulfil their potential, and to provide extra support for those who need it” Developing Strategy which focuses on early intervention and prioritises the most disadvantaged families, children and young people

11 The Current Landscape: Supporting Families Basing services on ‘what works’: evidence-based programmes Taking a whole family approach making use of Common Assessment Framework processes Developing multi-agency responses to the needs of families, children and young people

12 The Current Landscape: Supporting Families Priorities: Identifying families facing multiple risks Allocating resources and commissioning services All services implement a ‘Think Family’ approach Deliver the strategy through the locality model Working in partnership Effectively measuring success

13 Commissioning Processes & Procurement Methods Fleur Hobbs-McLernon Category Lead (Care Sector) Corporate Procurement and Commissioning Unit (CP&CU)

14 Tenders in Cornwall Website Primary aim is to support local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) All Council tenders over £10,000 MUST be advertised on the website Provides greater access to public sector contracts in Cornwall Launched 1 March 2006 Over £1 million of contracts posted in the first 3 months Over 300 contracts advertised since launch Key features of the website:- No cost to advertise tender opportunities No cost to suppliers to register Easy to use for buyers and sellers Automatic alerts to sellers of tender opportunities Access to national contracts Advice and guidance on preparing a successful bid Links to other tender opportunities throughout the UK

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17 Low Value Procurement Up to £10,000 Three written quotations required Intermediate Value Procurement £10,000 - £50,000 Tenders from at least three Suppliers High Value Procurement £50,000 - £156,442 (Services) Tenders from at least three Suppliers Cornwall Council Contract Procedure Rules Request Quotations Evaluate Quotations Advertise Tender Opportunity TIC Shortlist Suppliers (if applicable) Dispatch Invitation to Tender (ITT) Evaluate Tenders Award Contract and debrief Suppliers Advertise Tender Opportunity Upload RFQ TIC

18 Contact details Penni Barker – Preferred contact is Mobile: Sharon Hindley –


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