Julian Blake Co-head Charity & Social Enterprise Bates Wells Braithwaite 8th July 2014

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E3M Seminar: New Opportunities for Partnership between Social Enterprises and Commissioning AuthoritiesCo-production, including commissioning without procurement (3)Julian BlakeCo-head Charity & Social EnterpriseBates Wells Braithwaite

8th July 2014Development options best require: Consultation of users & market suppliers and Strategy set by priorities; Further service consultation leading to informed service specifications;Supplier engagement with consultations (within objectivity principle).

New flexibilities within Directive: Innovation Partnerships (AB to elaborate). Competitive Procedure with negotiation.

Preamble emphasis on distinctions from PP (note: State Aid rules relevant):Mere financing e.g. grants; community support.Authorising/licensing compliant suppliers to consumers;Compulsory social services non-economic services of general interest.Freedom of national/regional/local Authorities to define, commission, finance Services of General Economic Interest (EU Treaty Art 14 Protocol 26). Pre-Commercial Procurement: 2007 EC Communication Driving innovation to ensure sustainable high quality public services.Pre-PP stages: research; solution exploration; prototyping; test/pilot services.Risk/benefit sharing. Directive says co-financing research and development should be encouraged; PP does not apply to co-financing.Innovative reorganisation/development of public service markets/pilots/collaborations may, properly analysed, be pre-PP activities.

Joint-ventures & rational investmentCommercial co-production/collaborative engagement/investment.Distinguish from commissioning/procurement/contracting services - (AB to elaborate).

Frameworks allow engagements within framework rulesAn original procurement establishes suppliers which may supply under call-off contracts within scheme.May be limited (non-procurement) further competition between framework suppliers.

Teckal development companies within public sectorAuthority subsidiaries may supply to Authorities within the public sector.Allows new service development with later spin-out/co-investment possibility (but not as pre-determined intention).

Julian BlakeCo-head Charity & Social EnterpriseBates Wells Braithwaite

8th July 2014