Children’s Services Procurement Unit
Commissioning and procurement service support, ensuring compliance and best practice when purchasing services for children.
Providing a lead for the procurement process, including award and monitoring of contracts to a range of providers such as the voluntary sector, private sector stakeholders and specialist consultants.
Considerable experience in commissioning, procuring and monitoring services for children and young people, including educational programmes such as young apprenticeship programmes and bespoke programmes for young people at risk of disengaging from mainstream education.
Experience of developing and commissioning educational programmes with the voluntary sector, and ensuring that desirable providers are engaged and compliant with appropriate quality standards.
Experience of multi-agency working, including 14 -19 consortia, education business partnerships and external training providers, to encourage partnership working and the development of sustainable programmes and services.
Experienced staff in contract management providing a wide range of services, including effective contract monitoring to ensure best value, high-quality and optimum delivery.
Compliance with requirements.
Ensuring best value.
Wide range of contracts in place.
Expert and efficient service.
In-depth knowledge of the sector and how to access the market.
Specialist officers with appropriate levels of training and support.
Excellent local links and expert knowledge
Usually charged by the day or half day.
We are regularly audited and pride ourselves on being responsive to customer feedback and suggestions, in line with the Quality Assurance Framework for Services for Schools.
Mechanisms for collecting the views of customers include the annual satisfaction survey and complaints, compliments and comments.
Contact us about this service
Strategic Development Manager
Tel: 01962 846157
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