Co-operative Futures is delighted to be a provider on the Co-operative Councils Innovation Network Dynamic Purchasing Scheme.
As Co-operative Councils, the members are often at the cutting edge of policy innovation. Councils often need to move quickly and flexibly to be on the front foot when it comes to ‘doing things differently’.
Sometimes they need to bring in extra capacity and specific expertise to be able to do this, and there can also be a need to seek independent challenge to test assumptions and policy design. The CCIN recognises this and wants its members to be as enabled as possible to develop practical policy solutions as quickly and informed as possible, so they have created a Dynamic Purchasing Scheme. This is a specialist, prescribed pool of organisations to help in developing policy, implementing prototypes and building capacity, both in communities and inside the organisation.