We provide practical advice and guidance to both individual and groups of organisations who are considering partnership working or collaboration.
By forming a new partnership or consortium, groups of third sector organisations can bid for and win contracts, making it easier to compete rather than going it alone.
Additional benefits of collaboration include: delivering efficiencies or reducing costs through shared infrastructure, a stronger united voice, improving coordination of services and better outcomes for clients.
Types of support to develop a new partnership or consortium includes:
- A bespoke project plan based on the P4P Collaboration Toolkit.
- Facilitating initial partnership meetings, and attendance at further meetings if required.
- Partnership strategy development session(s) to define your vision, mission, aims and objectives.
- Support to compile or review a Memorandum of Understanding or Partnership Agreement.
- Market assessment to scope out potential tendering or funding opportunities.
- Exploring the range of consortia models you could use for your consortium.
- Support to become ‘tender ready’ and with developing a bidding strategy.
- Excel Dashboard and Report based on your response to the P4P Collaboration Toolkit online survey.
- Follow up collaboration support to established consortia to develop processes for collating project outcomes.
P4P provides brokering support for organisations to engage with buyers in the public and private sector. Supports will include:
- Identifying buyers
- Advice on engaging with buyers and understanding the buyer ‘ask’
- Preparing to pitch
- Support with completing any buyer documentation such as an expression of interest
- Setting up face to face meetings with buyers and suppliers
- Write up of the meeting and next steps
Workshops and Training
We deliver events focusing on networking, capacity building and collaboration, focusing on collaborative tendering.
Based on the P4P Collaboration Toolkit sections our 1/2 day and full day workshops include:
- Establishing the collaborative environment
- Collaboration readiness
- Finding partners
- Scoping and planning
- Preparing your collaborative project
- Agree project scope
- Creating a project team
- Roles and responsibilities
- Consortium models
- Managing risk
- Delivering your collaborative project
- Collaborative working agreement
- Information sharing/confidentiality
- Drafting your MOU