The crisis in public sector contracting and how to cure it: a Wales perspective.
3SC launched their position paper; “The crisis in public sector contracting and how to cure it: a Wales perspective” at the Senedd in Cardiff this week. The report was developed in partnership with Dr Sarah Lloyd-Jones at People & Work and Talwrn network of voluntary sector leaders in Wales
Sponsored by AM Mark Isherwood the event attracted 60+ attendees and a great deal of discussion, interest and new ideas were generated.
AM Mark Isherwood himself launched the event with a concise and clear overview of 3SC, our work and the report.
Andrea Wayman of Elite employment followed with a partnership view of our work and how results are obtained in practice. Andrea outlined the strengths of our sector; “We know our communities, we know what they need, what they want and we strive for their best outcomes”.
Andrea was followed by the 3SC Chief Executive: Joanne Cholerton;
“The needs of people using public sector services are best met by local, passionate and knowledgeable third sector organisations… The time is right for the public sector to change how they work with the third sector and despite current legislation, there is a disconnect between government policy commitments and activity on the ground.
“We need procurement models that recognise the smaller, local and expert partners that deliver quality outcomes, not just mass outputs”
With a final rallying call:
“We should be encouraging collaboration and partnership not just competition… Let’s get the new wellbeing of future generations act embedded on the ground… Closing the gap between what policy says and what the public sector actually does.
The 3SC report; The crisis in public sector contracting and how to cure it: a Wales perspective.
Report Download: 3SC Paper – The Crisis in Public Sector Contracting How to Cure It
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Gareth Snaith, Contract Performance Manager, 3SC