Commissioning is increasingly becoming a central part of any redesign as local authorities move towards more commissioning-led models of delivery that encompass the whole system of services and resources.

We have developed a profound understanding of the levers of cost and performance which drive both local authorities and the independent market. Our specialism in adult social care and children's services focuses not just on unlocking savings in the independent market but working across the organisation. We transform the Council's relationships with its suppliers and reshape the market aligned to the Council's vision.

We work in tangent with pathway design to understand exactly what's needed. We help local authorities develop strong relationships with strategic suppliers, who through the correct contracting models, are incentivised to deliver cost-effective services that will also improve outcomes. This is delivered either through maximising existing relationships or through re-commissioning services.

Our approach ensures every change is sustainable; whether through the operational delivery of a new contract, the outcomes achieved for users, or through the sustainability of the provider market.

We focus on several key areas such as:

    • Outcomes based commissioning
    • Reshaping support and housing contracts for people with learning disabilities
    • Rationalisation of provider markets
    • Improvements in purchasing processes
    • Cost models and negotiation
    • Contract management and adherence
    • Organisational development and team skills