Commissioning in Social Enterprise: Breakfast Briefing
26 May 2011
Mutual and Social Enterprise Series 2011. Held at Westminster Studio, London SW1

Headline Speakers

This breakfast seminar provided an opportunity to discuss and debate effective commissioning strategies in light of public sector reform. More specifically, the issues of payment by result, competition law and promoting equality in bids were addressed.

Programme
09:00
Phil Copestake, Head, Analytical Studies, Office for Public Management
Welcome and introduction from seminar Chair

09:15
Panel discussion: The impact on commissioning in spinning out to deliver public services: payment by result
Stephen Taylor, Former Chief Executive of the Leadership Centre for Local Government and Director, Blakesley Associates; Jack Hayward, Solicitor and Public Procurement Consultant, Bradford City Council Editor of the Public Procurement Page; Bernd Sass, Policy & External Relations Manager, National Centre for Independent Living.

09:50
Jack Hayward, Solicitor and Public Procurement Consultant, Bradford City Council, Editor of the Public Procurement Page
Navigating competition law

10:10
Stephen Taylor, Ensuring effective in-house governance and promoting an even playing field
Former Chief Executive of the Leadership Centre for Local Government and Director, Blakesley Associates

10:30
Craig Dearden-Phillips, Company Founder, Stepping Out
Challenges in price competition compromising quality

10:50
Panel discussion: Overcoming the ‘commissioning’ obstacles
Morning speakers