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About Local Partnerships
Local Partnerships is a joint venture between the Local Government Association (LGA) and Partnerships UK (PUK), incorporating 4ps and all its current services.
Local Partnerships’ mission is to enhance the quality of people’s lives by giving trusted, professional support to local public bodies to improve their ability to source and deliver high quality, cost-effective public services and infrastructure.
Local Partnerships will work at a local level and ‘shoulder-to-shoulder’ with public bodies to develop and deliver innovative solutions to new and emerging problems. This will be done by working alongside local public bodies to improve their sourcing and commissioning skills, programme and project management capabilities, procurement, negotiating and contract management capacity, and their delivery, funding and partnering abilities.
In the last four years we have conducted 536 Gateway reviews, 1059 skills events and in the last year worked with 135 local authorities in England.
Our key services are designed to build on and strengthen our established core service improvement support programmes for local authorities, and include:
We aim to package these core service programmes so that they provide intensive support to programmes in priority sectors, such as Building Schools for the Future, DEFRA’s Waste Improvement Programme, and the third wave of Housing PFI projects.
Publication of payments to suppliers over £500
The Local Government Association and the other bodies that are part of the LG Group intend, like local authorities, to publish all items of spending over £500. As well as increasing openness and accountability, this ensures that we meet the same transparency requirements as its hundreds of member councils. For further information on this please click here