The Solutions Service brings together stakeholders from a range of organisations, including politicians and key decisions makers, who share a common challenge or issue. It takes them through to the identification of a shared, preferred solution and the formation of an outline business case for change. It is a short, focused process, typically lasting 12 weeks or less.
What you can expect from Solutions Service
The service provides tailored delivery to meet your local needs and requirements and creating solutions that are right for you.
We have designed it to enable you to:
- Develop a clear vision of what is needed
- Identify and prioritise the activities that will deliver the most effective outcomes
- Gain the necessary support, both internally and externally
- Push boundaries to create new and innovative solutions
- Create a framework for continued high level support and a lasting programme
Organisations can be those with an existing affiliation, for example, a Local Enterprise Partnership or a Housing sub-region. Alternatively, the Solutions Service can be used very effectively to bring together organisations across the wider public sector and beyond, including local authorities, emergency services, health service providers and community-led or voluntary sector organisations.
We have already used it to identify better delivery models for issues as diverse as civil parking enforcement, reducing teenage pregnancy and asset management. The scope of the solutions identified has varied from covering a single area to services delivered in partnership across an entire county.
How to use the Service
We have created a framework agreement for the Solutions Service which has been procured in full compliance with the EU Procurement Regulations. This agreement is available to all public sector organisations based in the East of England. Find out more here.