Associates Pool

Associates Pool
Innovate, Transform, Improve

The IEWM Associates Pool is available for use by Local Authorities and public-sector partners in England and Wales and provides fast access to quality assured subject matter experts in several fields including:
•    Adult Social Care and Health
•    Children’s Services
•    Commissioning and Commercial Development
•    Leadership and Culture Change
•    Transformation, Business and Process Improvement
•    Performance and Knowledge Management
•    Digitalisation and Social Media
•    Delivering and achieving Social Value

IEWM has commissioned this resource through Worcestershire County Council’s IN-Tend procurement system using a dynamic purchasing system approach to provide an offer that is truly ‘of the sector and for the sector’. The Associate Pool is fully OJEU compliant and includes protocols, administered by Worcestershire’s team, to ensure the tests for assessing IR35 compliance. (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ir35-find-out-if-it-applies)

To find out more and how you can access the IEWM Associates Pool, either as a Commissioner or as a potential new supplier/IEWM Associate, we have a number of ‘How To’ guides and supporting documents that can be accessed here:

•    How To guide for Commissioners
•    How to Guide for Associates
•    Process Flow Chart for mini tenders
•    Project Proposal form
•    Project Closure form and Evaluation Template
•    Service Level Agreement for use between IEWM and Commissioning organisations

If you require further information please contact Tony Ashfield:
tashfield@westmidlandsiep.gov.uk,
Tele: 07771 372616