Scrutiny of Contracts and Arms-length Arrangements

Locations
Edgbaston campus, University of Birmingham
Category
Social Sciences, Teaching
Date(s)
Tuesday 8th July 2014 (09:30-16:15)
Contact

To book a place on this seminar please visit the University's Online Shop http://shop.bham.ac.uk/. If you are unable to book via the Online Shop please contact Sue Platt on 0121 414 5002 or email s.p.platt@bham.ac.uk.

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Description

Whilst not new, the commissioning of services has become an increasingly important feature of local service delivery, as Councils explore all ways of achieving greater efficiencies and reducing costs.

Experience has already shown that scrutiny can play an extremely valuable role in both helping to shape the specification and then holding to account. However, this depends both on a corporate understanding of the role scrutiny can play and on scrutiny being able to take on the task.

This seminar is designed for both councillors and officers to identify the salient issues and learn of good practice from other authorities.

Programme

09.30 Coffee and registration
10.15 Welcome and introductions to one another
10.30 Why should scrutiny be involved?
11.00 When is scrutiny best involved?
11.30 Refreshments
11.45 Group work
12.15 Case study
13.15 Lunch
14.15 Seeing it from both the scrutiny and client perspective
15.15 Refreshments
15.30 How to be most effective
16.00 Key emerging issues and learning points
16.30 Seminar concludes


Fees

£195 and £95 for a second participant from the same authority. Fee includes refreshments, lunch and resrouce pack.

Booking Information

To book a place on this seminar please visit the University's Online Shop http://shop.bham.ac.uk/. If you are unable to book via the Online Shop please contact Sue Platt on 0121 414 5002 or email s.p.platt@bham.ac.uk.