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East Midlands EXPO SPECIFICATION WRITING AND ON LINE TOOL for 16 th October 2006 Contents Background Approach and Delivery Demonstration of On Line Tool Current Status Case Study Website Statistics Questions About La Gente La Gente - Professional Services Firm established in 1999

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East Midlands EXPO

SPECIFICATION WRITING AND ON LINE TOOLfor

16th October 2006


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Contents

  • Background

  • Approach and Delivery

  • Demonstration of On Line Tool

  • Current Status

    • Case Study

    • Website Statistics

  • Questions


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About La Gente

  • La Gente - Professional Services Firm established in 1999

    • Learning & Development

      • Assessment & Development Centres

      • Executive and Management Coaching

      • Management Development

      • Bespoke Specialist Training

      • eLearning

  • Executive & Management Recruitment


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Background

  • Northamptonshire CC (NCC) published a requirement for Specification Writing Training in relation to Community Benefits and for an Online Support Tool

  • The programme was sponsored collaboratively by NCC, South Kesteven District Council, Social Enterprise East Midlands and funded from the European Social Fund under the Equal Community Initiative Programme

    • PQQ in Sept 06

    • Awarded Contract end Nov 2006

    • Project Planning Dec 2006

    • Training in Feb 2007 onwards

    • Website Live as of May 2007

  • Framework Contract (open to all LAs)

  • Online Support Tool open to all LAs and all Public and Private Sector organisations (foc)


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Approach and Delivery

  • Blended Learning Approach

    • Learning Days

      • Traditional learning method

      • Groups drawn from across participating organisations

      • Feed into platform

    • Case Study

      • Drawn from Learning days

      • Feed into platform

    • eLearning platform

      • Distance coach

      • Support and refresher for course delegates

      • Designed for use by new learners


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Approach and Delivery

Learning Days

  • What are Community Benefits (CBs - ESE)? Why are they important?

  • Are there any legal issues surrounding encouraging and measuring CBs?

  • How does this fit into specification writing, link to the procurement process and MEAT evaluation?

  • How can I engage with the 3rd Sector including SMEs, BMEs, Social Enterprises and Voluntary Organisations to maximise CBs, and what are the challenges?

  • How can I support the development of my existing and future Suppliers to achieve CBs?

  • I can see an opportunity where greater CBs could be delivered, but the current Supplier base is unable to support me, what should I do?

  • How does this fit into my Contract Management process?


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Approach and Delivery

Case Study

  • Worked example on the day

  • Delegates asked to chose a current or future Specification

  • La Gente provided a ‘Coach’ to work with the delegates on actual Specifications / Contract Management opportunities

  • Re-enforced the Learning Day

  • Deliver Results

  • Specific Stationery Case Study chosen to be uploaded on the eLearning platform

  • Think Act Be™ Methodology


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Approach and Delivery

eLearning Platform

  • 3 Online Courses

    • Course 1 - Understanding Community Benefits

    • Course 2 – Procurement (overview of procurement for those not involved day to day in procurement)

    • Course 3 – Achieving Community Benefits

  • Overview

  • Exercises

  • Online Journal

  • Case studies

  • Each course takes c. 1hr and you can revisit as many times as required

    http://www.specification-writing.info


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Current Status

Northants CC

  • Stationery Opportunity

  • Contract with Commercial

  • Plan to Upload this onto the Online Tool (next few weeks)

    Web site Stats

    • 59 registered users

    • 28 organisations (25 Public / 3 Private Sector)


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Questions??

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