Issue - decisions
The Cabinet considered a report of the Strategic Director (Transformation) which sought approval to devise and implement a commissioning framework that supports the Council’s ability to become an Outcome Based Commissioning Organisation.
1. That the definition of commissioning for Southend-on-Sea Borough Council be as follows:
“the process by which we understand the collective approach needed in order to deliver the Southend 2050 outcomes; and what we need to do with others to make them happen. In practice, this is not in-sourcing or out-sourcing but clearly ‘right-sourcing’.”
2. That the overarching principles of the Southend-on-Sea Commissioning Framework, be approved.
3. That, as part of a transitional period to an outcome based investment model, the Thematic Annual Procurement Plan 2019/20, be approved.
4. That the Market Position Statement for publication as set out in paragraph 5.7 and Appendix 4 to the report, be approved.
Reasons for decision:
As set out in the submitted report.
The alternative option is to carry on deploying a range of approaches for the commissioning, procurement and contracting activity. This would not best support the delivery of the Southend 2050 ambition and outcomes.
Note: This is an Executive Function save that recommendation in 5 above is a Council Function.
Eligible for call-in to: Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee
Cabinet Member: Cllr Lamb