May 23rd, 2018 / Insight posted in KS News

Kingston Smith’s views invited for government Social Value Act review as part of Carillion inquiry

Karl Leathem, KSFM Director (Impact) was invited to represent Kingston Smith at a House of Commons special event considering the future of commissioning in public procurement.

The event which took place on Tuesday 22 May, launched a debate into the role of the Third Sector in reforming public sector procurement. Author of the Public Services Act, Christopher White addressed representatives from a range of key sectorial partnerships organisations who were there.

Among other things, the review is considering the role measuring and managing impact can play in the future outworking of The Social Value Act.  The review comes after the findings of the two parliamentary select committees into the collapse of construction company Carillion.

Karl was invited by 3SC which specialises in Third Sector partnership work in welfare to work, employment, young people, criminal justice, disabilities and others. He has considerable experience in delivering services through strategic partnerships supporting voluntary and community organisations to compete and to demonstrate how value can be added in commissioning (economic and social value). KSFM impact services are well placed to contribute to the social value outcomes focus that 3SC says is a necessary solution to getting smaller organisations involved in procurement.

Following the event, 3SC  published its position paper about the crisis in public sector contracting and how to cure it.