BWB and E3M present Opportunities for Social Enterprises and Public Authorities

A one-day seminar organised by Social Business International in partnership with BWB, University of Northampton, Unity Trust Bank and Baker Tilly. Sponsored by CaSE Insurance

Dates & Times

July 8, 2014 @ 12:00 am

This one-day seminar will explore how social enterprises and public authorities can work in new ways to achieve common objectives in the provision of public services.

The seminar will explore the new and clarified concepts within the new European public procurement legislation and ideas for the development of more sophisticated relationships between commissioners and social enterprise suppliers in pursuit of their mutual public benefit purposes. It is designed to equip participants with practical information and knowledge about commissioning of public services based on partnership and how social impact bonds can be used as a collaborative tool to deliver social impact.

The event will provide a unique opportunity for networking with your peers as well as financial, legal and social enterprise experts.

Who should attend?

CEOs and senior staff in social enterprises, trading charities, public sector mutuals, as well as those with an interest in social enterprise growth including social investors, advisors, local authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships, and academic institutions.


09.30 Registration and Coffee

10.00 Welcome and Introduction

10.15 Commissioning under the New Procurement Directive: Most Economically Advantageous Tender, Price- Quality Ratio, Lifecycle Costing and Innovation Partnerships

11.30 Break

11.45 Co-production, including commissioning without procurement Achieving real partnership working

12.30 Social Value and Impact Measurement: Development of the concepts and use by commissioners and suppliers

13.00 Lunch and Networking

13.45 Financing co-produced and innovative projects: Adapting early experiences of SIBs & using new resources

15.00 Break

15.15 Service Providers in the Driving Seat: Developing social impact bonds to meet new challenges or solve difficult problems

15.30 Let’s Make it Work! Available funding; Expert Panel Q&A

16.15 Conclusions from the Day

16.30 End


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