Monthly Archives: October 2021

Consultancy support and guidance for an EU procurement – Value Match

6th October, 2021 / Andrew

Challenge A critical service contract was nearing its expiry date with limited time to conduct a compliant EU regulated sourcing event with customer having little experience of managing complex service contracts. Solution The Value Match team working in collaboration with the customer deployed its experienced consultant, together: Undertook a qualitative review of the current contract, ...

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A better way of working at Warwickshire County Council – Oxygen Finance working with Warwickshire County Council

6th October, 2021 / Andrew

Warwickshire County Council introduced its Premier Supplier Service, in partnership with Oxygen Finance in 2015, with the objective of building stronger relationships with the key suppliers that support the council in delivering essential services to the people and businesses of Warwickshire. The Premier Supplier Service offers its suppliers early settlement of their invoices in exchange ...

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Making Spend Matter – Preston City Council

4th October, 2021 / Andrew

Building on seven years’ work around the progressive procurement strand of Community Wealth Building (CWB), Preston City Council have for the last three years, been the Project Lead for Making Spend Matter Transfer Network. Through this Network, Preston has worked with six European cities to help them understand more about their procurement spend – how ...

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Consultancy support and guidance for an EU procurement – Value Match

6th August, 2021 / Andrew

Challenge A critical service contract was nearing its expiry date with limited time to conduct a compliant EU regulated sourcing event with customer having little experience of managing complex service contracts. Solution The Value Match team working in collaboration with the customer deployed its experienced consultant, together: Undertook a qualitative review of the current contract, ...

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A Bottom’s Up Approach to Creating a Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Alliance in Sunderland – Sunderland City Council

6th March, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

In the spirit of true partnership making, Sunderland City Council, Gentoo Housing Group and Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group (All Together Better) together with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) are on an exciting journey to establish an Alliance that shapes the future provision of infrastructure support services, to ultimately support the growth and ...

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Excellence in Planning – Hull City Council

4th March, 2020 / Nicola, CCIN

The Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre (ICC) has delivered a ground-breaking, multi-disciplinary, fully integrated model of care provision to frail older people, in the heart of the local residential community. Early-stage involvement of the Planning Service with the Clinical Commissioning Group and Citycare, the Fire Service, and Pickering and Ferens Homes, ensured that the context ...

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Leading innovations in the private rental sector – Marks Out Of Tenancy working with Nottingham Council

12th December, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Technological innovations in the private rental sector don’t happen every day, but the latest from proptech company ‘Marks Out Of Tenancy’ is helping Nottingham City Council to lead the way with a digital service to help local authorities identify unlicensed landlords. CCIN Affiliate Member and Bristol-based social enterprise ‘Marks Out Of Tenancy’ has been tapping ...

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Person centred commissioning for better lives: Rochdale’s developing story – Rochdale Borough Council

8th September, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Commissioning Live offers people with complex learning disabilities and autism more control over the care they receive. The council has found that traditional support arrangements don’t work or can easily break down which leads to crisis and far-from-perfect outcomes for people. In response, we are providing support in a more bespoke way to ensure people ...

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Supplier Incentive Programme – Oxygen Council working with Bexley Council

23rd May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Working in partnership with Oxygen Finance, Bexley Council introduced its Supplier Incentive Programme to build stronger relationships with the key suppliers that support the Council in delivering essential services to residents and local businesses. With an annual spend of more than £160m on services for a local population of 245,000, the Council saw the opportunity ...

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Commissioning to address complex needs – Plymouth City Council

18th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Background Traditionally contracts have been commissioned in separate silos, often resulting in duplication, inefficiencies and poor outcomes for the person using multiple services. Twenty five contracts spanning substance misuse and homelessness were aligned whilst a new single system was co-produced and procured using a competitive negotiated procedure. New system During the last four years Plymouth ...

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Provision of strategic support to Plymouth City Council – Cooperatives UK

18th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Why PCC wanted to do the work Plymouth City Councils (PCC) Corporate Plan sets co-operative working as a strategic value and wanted to set an action plan for increasing the number of businesses in the city that are owned and run co-operatively.  The New Economics Foundation report ‘Co-ops Unleashed, Doubling the Co-operative Economy’ set ambitious ...

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Premier Supply Service – Oxygen Finance working with Cumbria County Council

9th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

The government has announced plans to cut public spending significantly, with local government being expected to shoulder the burden of a significant proportion of that reduction. Therefore, balancing the budget for local authorities is more acute than ever before. Councils now need to develop new income channels which are both sustainable and supportive of the ...

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Premier Supplier Programme – Oxygen Finance working with Croydon Council

9th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

Oxygen Finance is Croydon Council’s partner in delivering their Premier Supplier Programme, a service that has enabled the council to generate much-needed income and make significant improvements to their processes and efficiency. Croydon Council is the largest employer in the borough, with a workforce of 10,500 and a spend of over £900 million a year ...

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Supplier Incentive Programme – Oxygen Finance working with Bexley Council

9th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

With an annual spend of more than £160m on services for a local population of 245,000, Bexley Council introduced its Supplier Incentive Programme in January 2016 to support suppliers, many of whom are small local businesses. Handling more than 10,000 invoices per month, the Council saw the opportunity to introduce an innovative early payment programme, ...

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Supplier Incentive Programme – Oxygen Finance working with Barnsley MB Council

28th November, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Local Government Sector funding is in decline. This means all local government services need to be reviewed and delivered in different and more innovative ways.  Barnsley in South Yorkshire is known for being a coal mining and glassmaking town, however the town is growing up fast. Despite a tough economic situation in the UK, a ...

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Crowdfund Plymouth – Plymouth City Council

15th August, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Crowdfund Plymouth was launched in 2015 as a Plymouth focused page on the Crowdfunder.co.uk platform to enable the Council to pledge money to campaigns (projects) in, and benefits, the City. We were the first to undertake this innovative and successful approach. The main source of monies distributed by the Council is the ‘City Change Fund’. ...

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Commercialisation of Total Facilities Management (TFM) Services – Cardiff Council and Peopletoo

4th April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Cardiff Council, like many local authorities, had a fragmented approach to facilities management, with many services including; Cleaning, Security, Building Maintenance and Pest Control, all sitting in different departments. This resulted in multiple front doors, significant internal recharges, limited financial and commercial oversight, and ultimately, confusion for the customer.   Working in partnership with Cardiff Council, ...

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Making Smart Cities a Reality – Perform Green working with Bristol City Council

3rd April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

As part of its Smart City agenda, Bristol City Council committed to create an integrated city-wide management, service delivery and collaborative centre for Bristol. The programme is focused on the needs of citizens and aided by an open information platform to encourage innovation. The challenge The programme was scheduled to cost £8.3 million over two ...

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