Commissioning Social Enterprises: Moving from Procurement to Partnerships

This E3M seminar on 22nd March 2018 was attended by senior leaders and commissioners in local public bodies, social enterprises that trade in public service markets and others interested in supporting the development of new solutions for services in local communities.

The collapse of Carillion demonstrates the problem with large, private, share value focussed companies being awarded public contracts procured at the cheapest price. Social enterprises offer a different model, where profits are re-invested and interests are aligned in pursuit of public benefit.

Building on E3M’s ground-breaking work: The Art of the Possible in Public Procurement, the event explored the practical ingredients needed for the co-production of new solutions, where local public bodies can harness the innovative power of social enterprises.

Read more about the event here.