Sport England has recently appointed The Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy (SLC) to lead the review and update of the Procurement Toolkit suite. This toolkit is for use by the sector and by organisations with close relationships with Sport England including Local Authorities, commercial operators, Leisure trusts, Legal professionals, leisure consultants, and sector bodies.
Following sector feedback, the emphasis of the updated Toolkit will be to provide more support for Councils with their in-house operations, trust operations and outsourced operations, linked to commissioning support, strategic planning advice and procurement. It will feature further step by step guidance, case studies, best practice tips and templates to reduce time and cost of all partners involved.
The Toolkit will continue to be seeking to bring the latest innovations in service specifications, standard industry positions on risk, performance management and governance. It will further encourage partnerships which can deliver increases in participation, enhanced customer experience and financially sustainable leisure provision, regardless of the management model being used by a local authority.
For more information please contact SEtoolkit@slc.uk.com or call us on 01444 459927.