|When||25 September at 9:45am to 12:45pm|
|Provided by||Voluntary Action Leeds|
Introduction to Commissioning (this is the first session in a series of workshops on commissioning, followed by “Bidding for Contracts” and “Pricing up Bids”).
Leeds City Council, NHS CCGs and other public sector purchasers of goods and services have moved from awarding only grants to more formal service level agreements and contracts. This is part of the commissioning process which involves the assessment of a community’s needs and buying in organisations to provide services to meet those needs. Within the commissioning process commissioners are keen to explore new ways for those public agencies and the service providers to achieve better outcomes for local communities. This session will help voluntary and community groups to understand the commissioning processes in Leeds, who the key commissioners are, help you decide if contracting for services is for you and the next steps you should take.
This course includes a brief demonstration by Neil Barrett, Procurement and Commercial Senior Officer on using Yortender and Tony Bailey, Procurement Category Manager — Adults & Health will attend part of the session to answer any of your questions.
ONLY AVAILABLE TO LEEDS BASED GROUPS AND LEEDS BASED 3RD SECTOR ORGANISATIONS.
Please note as this course is a free course if you book a place and are unable to attend for any reason (i.e. illness, or other circumstances) and cannot send another colleague in your place, please let us know as soon as possible. If you give us less than 14 days’ notice you will be charged a £10 non attendance fee.
|Venue||Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW
|Learning outcomes||Understand the commissioning process (including the commissioning cycle). Know where to find funding opportunities through commissioning e.g. grants and contracts. Clarify jargon around commissioning. Know the pros and cons relating to commissioning. Know if contracts are right for your organisation and what you want to deliver. Where to find information, help and support .|
|Suitable for||Any voluntary or community sector organisation new to, or looking to consider, funding through commissioning opportunities as a way of supporting their work; and for staff who are new to commissioning.|
|How to book||
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|Cost||FREE TO LEEDS BASED GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS|
25 September at 9:45am to 12:45pm