|Partners to the project likely to commit resources|
East Dunbartonshire Council
East Renfrewshire Council
Glasgow City Council
North Lanarkshire Council
South Lanarkshire Council
West Dunbartonshire Council
|Names of other organisations with whom the project has been discussed (to assist the introductions process)||As above|
Evidence that suggested approach has been deployed successfully elsewhere
Consortium arrangements for the delivery and procurement of training exist on smaller scales and the form of consortium approach varies considerably. This feasibility study would maximise the positive outcomes of consortium approaches and eradicate existing or potential duplication of training delivery and procurement. Effectively economies of scale in procurement should become evident, as well as shared expertise reducing both development, delivery and assessment time across all employing organisations involved.
Are there any restrictions to potential for enlargement of the project ( i.e. technology, number of partners etc)
Indeed the consortium would want to explore application of model across Scottish local government and in some cases across the public sector as a whole
Benefits projected from the project
The initial benefits are anticipated as maximising the benefits of consortium arrangements across local authorities in the development delivery, procurement and assessment of training for local government employees.
Specifically anticipated benefits include:
- Reduction of duplication of development delivery, procurement and assessment of training for these specific employee groups
- Increased consistency of quality of training provision across authorities
- Economies of scale in procurement by jointly commissioning
- Critical volume for training for smaller authorities and for minority subjects
Teachers and social care workers are identified as initial employee groups where training spend may be more effectively deployed across authorities. However, the nature of more generic training across all local authority employee groups may mean that lessons learned from the initial study could be applied more widely within and across authorities.
Estimated Financial projections
(Please treat these figures as indicative only)
2005 / 6
2006 / 7
2007 / 8
2008 / 9
Overall project cost
£1, 125, 000
Project costs are slightly geared towards year 1 and 2 when development cost may be greatest with re-training costs featuring more in years 3 and 4
Estimated projected benefits
*£1, 000 000
*Total training costs are approximately £21, 000 000 per annum. Projected cost and time benefits are estimated at approximately £1, 000 000 over the four years. However, these recurring savings will extend beyond 2009 and may increase to as much as 2.5% year on year. For example in 2009/2010 additional savings up to £525,000 may be anticipated.
Is a pilot required - see guidance notes
No, the bid will be used to examine the efficiency and effectiveness of existing arrangements with a view to extending the ones which demonstrate a 'lean' approach and value for money outcomes. Stage 2 development funding is requested
Additionally: why is EG funding required
Whilst initial responses from partner organisations are positive, funding is required to demonstrate that tangible benefits can be accrued from more effective collaboration on these particular issues. The funding will provide the impetus for specific changes leading to evidence based, measurable outcomes.