Join Clinks, Children England, Locality, NAVCA, NCVO and Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales to talk about how we can ensure the government's new approach to procurement works for voluntary organisations and those they support.
For many years voluntary organisations have reported the challenges they face in commissioning and procurement, with too many vital services undermined by competitive tendering that has seen large scale contracts awarded to the lowest bidder. Rigid contracts have denied voluntary organisations the flexibility to adapt and innovate to respond to changing needs.
The Procurement Green Paper, which sets out the government’s thinking for how it will replace EU procurement rules, is an opportunity to tackle the problems that voluntary organisations have identified, to redress the balance between quality and cost, and to realise that delivering person-centred services requires a different process to purchasing products.
However, we believe the Procurement Green Paper falls well short of materialising these ambitions. Children England, Clinks, Locality, Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales, NAVCA and NCVO are working together to understand the potential impact of the proposals on voluntary organisations and public service delivery, and how it could be improved. This event is an opportunity to hear more about and input into our shared response to the consultation.
- Does our interpretation reflect your experience?
- Are there other ways an alternative approach to procurement could lead to increased collaboration in your area?
We’re keen to hear your views.
Lloyds Bank Foundation will be hosting this event on behalf of the partner organisations involved in this project - Children England, Clinks, Locality, NAVCA, NCVO and Lloyds Bank Foundation. If you have any questions about this session, please email email@example.com
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