LPCT Third Sector Support – Procurement Workshop

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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:

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.