Submitting a Tender: Back to Basics As invitations to tender for Healthwatch start to trickle out, I thought I’d have a look at a few of the basics needed to submit a good bid and highlight some of the areas where mistakes are often made: Show you’re a safe bet At the PQQ stage the contracting authority needs convincing that your organisation has the capacity, systems and experience to be able to deliver the contract.
The term ‘social investment’ covers the different types of financial activity used to create social impact. Here we explore the main investment types available to you as a voluntary sector organisation. We’ll help you understand the terms involved so you can decide whether social investment is right for your organisation.
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For nearly two decades we have been told that ‘partnership’ is the way forward, bringing us all together in ‘one big happy family’. But is partnership working really a confidence trick, confirming and exploiting unequal power relationships? Here Professor Jonathan Davies of De Montfort University outlines the arguments and trails his recent book which locates the fashion for partnership working right in the heart of the global neo-liberal project. This, we are told, is an era of ‘partnership’ requiring government, business and voluntary and community organisations to cooperate for the common good.