This Workshop will take delegates through the process of writing outcome based service contract specifications.
In tests, the delegates achieved over 120% improvement in specification writing knowledge as a result of attending this workshop. We have been running this well developed workshop for over 8 years.
The drive for improved public sector commercialisation is taking many forms. None more important than improving contracting skills and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of government spending. No matter what part of the public sector you are in, scarce resources have to be used effectively and this is being translated into improved standards of service specifications.
For a re-tender, just dusting down a service specification written 10 years ago is often no longer appropriate for today’s market.
How sure are you that you are using the most up to date techniques in specification and pricing design?
Why Outcome Based Specifications?
The Glover report on improving public procurement has recommended that Government should encourage wider use of outcome-based specifications across the public sector, as a means of driving innovation. This has been reinforced by a number of National Procurement Strategies on developing public procurement. They recommend that Councils should encourage wider use of outcome-based specifications across the public sector as a means of driving innovation. Therefore there is a need to learn about Outcome Based Specifications and how to write and formulate a pricing strategy for them.
In addition, the movement towards Commissioning and the changes in the 2015 Public Contracts Regulations mean that more robust specifications and performance requirements are necessary. In traditional areas such as Highways, Housing and Engineering, work is being done to understand what this means.
The change in focus will result in specifications being required for many new types of services. These may include services such as Culture, Personnel Placement and Supply, Health, Education, Adult Social Care and Children’s Services which are now included within the full scope of the Public Contracts Regulations. With the introduction of the new Light Touch Regime for some of the above, new flexibilities are now in place.
Our research has shown that issues of pricing outcomes have not progressed as expected. Failures to change pricing models accordingly is leading to unsustainable service offerings.
After this workshop, delegates will:
Understand the need for outcome based specifications;
Consider the impact of Social Value in specification development;
Understand how to produce a professional specification;
Understand the benefits of sourcing quality suppliers to ensure value for money;
Have an overview of pricing models; and
Use practical examples to draft is Workshop is designed to improve the delegates’ Outcome Based Specification Writing skills. You will know how important that skill is in contractual dealings.
Who should attend?
The course is designed for managers and staff involved in producing service specifications. It is aimed at officers involved in the commissioning, award or management of contracts so they understand the key issues involved in specification writing, tendering and award of contract.
This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.
London, WC2H 9JQ
9:30am - 4:30pm
Part time day
Certificate of Attendance
Beginner Intermediate Advanced
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