Social Care Procurement
Draft Guidance on Social Care Procurement in Scotland (SCPS) was out for consultation, with the consultation period ending on 5 April 2010. A copy of the final guidance, released in September 2010, is available below.
Social Procurement Guidance Final [984Kb]
Responding on the Consultation
The draft guidance has been informed by a programme of activity, including surveys and consultation meetings, developed in partnership with local authorities, service providers, service users and carers, and regulators, who are all members of the National Reference Group for this work. The various reports from this work can be accessed through the JIT website.
The programme also includes producing good practice information. Local authorities and service providers are currently suggesting areas of their policy, procedure and practice where there are materials which could be made available to others. It is planned to develop web based access to summaries of this information and signposting to local websites or staff contacts who can provide greater detail.
Way Ahead - North Lanarkshire
You can download a copy of North Lanarkshire's report of their early experience of demonstrating the impact of the InControl approach here.