The one day workshops are locally tailored and are aimed primarily at those VCSE sector organisations that deliver or are intending to deliver victims’ support services. Attendees should be those individuals that are responsible for bidding for local services, including to PCCs, and is aimed at those that have limited or no experience of bidding to the public sector.
Each workshop includes:
- A mixture of interactive technical learning, together with group exercises
- Peer-to-peer learning, including time for reflection and consideration
- Examples of good and bad practice
- ‘Bite sized’ modules, concluding with a full Q&A
- Opportunity for guest speaker input
Key learning outcomes include:
- Understanding of the operating environment including move to PCC commissioned victims’ services
- Understanding of the procurement process and commercial principles including competition
- How to build relationships with local funding providers such as PCCs and local authorities, and working with other service providers including through consortia
- Understanding of the bid management and process and strengthening negotiation skills
- How to manage transition from winning a bid to delivery
- How to manage performance and outcomes particularly the move to victims’ services outcomes of cope and recover
Local commissioners are invited to attend the workshops as guest speakers, or to provide current information such as about how local services are tendered and enabling attendees to consider their local commissioning environment.
Each workshop attendee will receive a Learning Manual, which includes the workshop content as well a range of supplementary information and guidance.
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