How does Staffordshire Collective work? It aims to align a wide range of organisations, equipped to offer a diverse set of core services and skills to the local community to create a single, unified point of contracting in order to sustain and future proof organisations in the commissioning marketplace.To do this VAST’s specialist team will act as an over-arching lead looking to build on the capacity of members best placed to deliver services at the point of need through a central hub.
It will achieve this by:
- Identifying & communicating funding opportunities
- Selecting & inviting sub-consortium
- Support & leadership at tender level
- Contract management
- Resource allocation
- Quality improvement & assurance
Membership to Staffordshire Collective is free and there are no up-front costs, however, should you be successful in securing a tender, VAST will apply a management fee of typically 10%. This fee will cover the associated management costs to monitor and deliver the contract from start to finish.
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