Our second follow-up event from the ‘Commissioning For Value’ Event took place yesterday, as part of the Liverpool PCT Third Sector support programme.
The purpose of the event was:
- To continue the discussions started at the conference in August.
- To give organisations the opportunity to come together and discuss the future direction of procurement in the NHS and Liverpool City Council (LCC).
- To highlight to procurement professionals the issues affecting smaller Third sector organisations.
As well as Rosemary Kay & myself, on behalf of Confederation of Social Entrepreneurs (CoSE), attendees included:
- Sarah Dewar, Third Sector & Environmental Sustainability Lead, Liverpool PCT
- Derek Rothwell, Head of Procurement, NHS Merseyside
- Gary Morris, Liverpool City Council, Procurement
- Joanne Stanton-Green, Liverpool City Council Procurement
- Carolyn Edwards, Genie In The Gutter
- Alena Slaninova, Genie In The Gutter
- Andrew Lynch, Liverpool LINk
- Andy Kerr, Liverpool PCT
- Breege McDaid, Irish Community Care Merseyside
- Christopher Jones, Tomorrow’s People
- Clare Corran, Positive Futures North Liverpool
- Clare Oliver, Mersey Forest
- Colin Heaney, LCVS
- Colin Ling, Chinese Wellbeing
- Di Burbidge, Chinese Wellbeing
- Dr Karthikeyan, Liverpool CCG
- Maddy Vaz, Sanctuary Family Support
- Nick Owen MBE, Aspire Trust Ltd, UK.
- Rachel Olivia Owen, ROOD Vintage
- Reihana Bashir, Mary Seacole House
- Roger Foister, PACT CIC
- Vivienne Graham, PSS
The discussion centered around four key topics:
- Accessing Low Value contracts
- Financial Risk Assessment
- Collaboration from a procurement perspective
- Social Value
There was an extensive discussion around each of these, with informative and positive input from the procurement professionals, which was very straightforward about the realities of future procurement, and answered many questions from the service providers. Everyone went away better informed, and with a lot to think about.