Open Public Services Opening public services to competition and providing more freedom to innovate will improve the choices available to service users, as well as delivering better value for money for the taxpayer. Empowering all potential providers, from whichever sector, with the right to propose new ways to deliver services, and linking payment to results so that providers are free to innovate and eliminate waste. looking at how to enable a level playing field for all independent providers, as well as addressing barriers that are particularly problematic for smaller private, voluntary and charitable enterprises.
Challenges in public service delivery Large contracts Squeeze on pricing Disproportionate requirements Spot purchasing Payment by Results
Opportunities Influencing commissioning Social Value Act Partnerships and collaboration
Case Studies BACA Leicestershire: delivers services to young people trafficked to the UK, or seeking asylum. Identified that the councils approach to commissioning specialist services doesnt work. Connected Care. Turning Point: developed a model of community-led commissioning for health and social care services.
Social Value Act 2012 Article 3 of the Bill states that: 'The authority must consider (a) how what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the relevant area, and (b) how, in conducting the process of procurement, it might act with a view to securing that improvement'. Article 6 of the Bill state that 'The authority must consider under subsection (3)(b) only matters that are relevant to what is proposed to be procured and, in doing so, must consider the extent to which it is proportionate in all the circumstances to take those matters into account'.
Case studies Blue Sky Development: Social enterprise delivering ground maintenance and recycling, but only employs ex-offenders United Response: Run a café a Yorks council offices which also provides job training for people with learning disabilities.
Consortia Response to larger contracts Formalised partnership Different models and governance arrangements Need time, funding, and good relationships
Case studies City and Hackney Together: consortium of health and wellbeing organisations. Greater Together: consortium of youth organisations in Lancashire Safer and Stronger Cornwall
Any Questions? Ruth Breidenbach-Roe Partnerships and Public Services, NCVO Ruth.Breidenbach-Roe@ncvo.org.uk
Additional resources Subcontracting, Consortia and Partnerships: http://knowhownonprofit.org/funding/service/service- delivery NCVO public services resources on KnowHow NonProfit http://knowhownonprofit.org/funding/service The Road Ahead, 2013 http://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2013/11/14/5-minute-policy- manager-blog-november/