What questions do you have about the alliance?

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why is emergency accommodation not included in the alliance?
 
Emergency accommodation is in the scope of the Alliance
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Will the alliance include other types of service provision- mental health, addictions, criminal justice, or just homelessness services?
 
The focus for this Alliance is for homelessness purchased services only.
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Paula C
What is Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership actually tendering for? I'm not clear what's 'in' the forthcoming tender.
 
In scope are all homelessness purchased services for people aged 16 years+ who are experiencing h... more
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Anon
Are you not, simply, delegating your responsibility over to another mini-bureaucracy - in the guise of an Alliance - but without sufficient funding to support that new infrastructure; I have heard that other such Alliances in England have to commit 10% of their time to maintaining the Alliance. A... more
 
We believe that an Alliance arrangement will be more responsive and operate more flexibly to assi... more
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Anon
Why not invite families who are in TFF's along to the meeting rather than people who have homes and jobs...
by Laurie
 
Members of the Glasgow Homelessness Involvement & Feedback Team (GHIFT - a group of people who ha... more
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steve
With the information for Boards and the legal issues still being finalised and not available to date, Is the timescale for bids realistic (Nov 17)? The group tendering was only announced at the end of August, with the required due diligence, background checks and Board approval, is it possible fo... more
 
Please join the information session which will be held on Monday 6th November 1.30-3.00pm at the ... more
 
UPDATE: This session has been re-arranged to: Monday 11th December 1.30-3.00pm at the Burgh C... more
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Will providers tender in collaboration, or as individual organisations?
by Maggie
 
Evidence and research shows that Alliances work more effectively when organisations have the oppo... more
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How can I feedback or ask questions?
 
GHN have set up an online Q&A service at http://www.ghn.org.uk/our-work/glasgow-alliance-end-home... more
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What is the Alliance Core Team and who is part of it?
 
The ACT comprises representatives from Glasgow Housing Network; Glasgow City Mission; Unity Enter... more
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What is the development process and what are the timelines?
 
GHN are running four co-production workshops to work with the wider group of providers, and inter... more
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What services are in scope of the GAEH?
 
The Alliance is looking to take a needs-led, housing led approach to homelessness services in the... more
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How will the GAEH be held accountable?
 
The overall contract with the alliance will be monitored by the contract management team within t... more
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How will conflicts of interest be handled in the alliance?
 
Everyone in an alliance has organisational interests- including the commissioning authority and t... more
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Can a non-commissioned service join the alliance?
 
Yes they can however they would need to meet the evaluation criteria set out in the tender. Allia... more
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Can a commissioned service provider choose not to join the alliance and remained commissioned from the outset?
 
Yes they can. Existing contracts (‘legacy services’ in the diagram) will continue until the end o... more
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What about liability?
 
As the alliance is not a legal/contracting entity the members are not directly responsible- the u... more
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What is the role of the alliance member?
 
A group of people who hold decision making roles about the way services are planned and commissio... more
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I’m not in the alliance- how do I influence the alliance’s decisions?
 
The alliance will be required to set up a process to work with other partners to encourage their ... more
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How many people will be alliance members?
 
There’s an optimum number of members for an alliance that allows for good decision making. With G... more
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Is this a procured alliance or a negotiated alliance?
 
This is a procured alliance which invites providers, through a competitive tender, to form a cont... more
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How did we get here?
 
In January 2017, the integrated Joint Board (IJB) agreed to take forward a ‘strategic partnership... more
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What is the role of the alliance manager and who will host them (and how?)
 
It is expected that this post will: • Support the Alliance members to deliver Alliance objecti... more
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Can we bid as partnerships/consortia?
 
Yes, you can bid as partners/ consortia but this is not required. One of the evaluation criteria ... more
 
UPDATE: subsequently agreed that the tender will invite bids from pre-formed groups only. This is... more
by Alliance Core Team
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What are the evaluation criteria?
 
The evaluation criteria have not been finalised however the selection process should look at both... more
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What is GCC tendering for?
 
We’re tendering for strategic partners to be part of the alliance- we’re not re-tendering all the... more
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I have an existing contract with Glasgow City Council - will it be re-tendered?
 
Existing contracts will run until the end of their term and will be managed by the contracts team... more
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What makes for a successful alliance and does it work?
 
Alliancing requires alliance partners to work in a different way from other forms of commissionin... more
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How is sub-contracting managed within an alliance agreement?
 
In an Alliance the main contractors are members of the alliance. Other providers can be subcontra... more
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How do you measure success in an alliance?
 
An alliance requires a shared set of outcomes and indicators between the alliance partners. These... more
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How are disputes resolved in an alliance?
 
An Alliance is ‘no dispute’ which means that consensus must be sought between members of an Allia... more
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What is an Alliance?
 
An alliance is “an agreement between two or more individuals or entities stating that the involve... more
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What will happen with commissioned services who at present have an open ended contract with no end datet? Can they continue to be a commissioned service without being part of the homeless alliance?
 
Yes in the interim you can, however there is no guarantee that any services that are currently pr... more
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If you are currently a commissioned service who has an open ended contract can you continue to be a commissioned service without becoming part of the Alliance?
 
Yes in the interim you can, however there is no guarantee that any services that are currently pr... more
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Will the contracts which are 'subcontracted' to providers within the Alliance track the 'lifetime' of the alliance contract?
 
This would be for the Alliance to determine once established and on a case by case basis.
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How do providers sign up to the Alliance principles? as a provider- not as part of the Alliance leadership team.
 
The Alliance will be responsible for ensuring that the Alliance members and any sub contracted se... more
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What is the role of the alliance associate and linked partners?
 
The tender does not include these arrangements and they will be determined by Alliance members on... more
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From a contractual standpoint, where will the contracts will be placed? It is noted that “the commissioning body contracts with an Alliance”, but if the Alliance is not a legal entity it cannot enter into a contract, so how does that work? Do the Alliance members have to come together as a new l... more
 
It is anticipated that there will be individual service contracts for providers and an overarchin... more
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What input does GCC have to liability issues as between the Alliance members? What happens for example if the parties in the Alliance fall out/stop providing the services? Who does the Council see itself as having recourse against? Does it expect the lead consortium member to bear the responsib... more
 
The purpose of the Alliance is to work together to deliver change and a collaborative approach is... more
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Generally, any pointers on how the Alliance engages with the commissioning body and how that relationship is managed would be helpful
 
GHSCP are currently considering options for future contract management arrangements to best meet ... more
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I understand the timescale for implementation has changed?
 
Yes –November 2017 is now the indicative target date for issuing the ITT.
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How much infrastructure cost funding will be available to the Glasgow Homelessness Alliance?
 
Research is ongoing to establish what infrastructure is required to support the work of the Allia... more
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The creation of an alliance of 23+ providers, some on the leadership team some not, seems too big. Is this what you expect to deal with?
 
It is anticipated that the Alliance will be formed of around 6-8 participants (including GHSCP). ... more
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What is your view, or preference on joint bids or what would happen if 20+ individual bids came in?
 
A decision has been reached that the best approach is to accept bids from fully formed groups who... more
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It was initially confirmed that TUPE does apply although it was later suggested by the representative from the Commissioners that TUPE would rarely apply? This would suggest that GCC are assuming that the move to alliance working would be regarded as a change to the way the services are deliver... more
 
The Alliance will determine service changes, over the lifetime of the contract. TUPE will be dete... more
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To achieve common working, some policies may have to be developed for the Alliance or participants may use their own. Will this be a matter for the Alliance or do you have a view?
 
It is expected that there will still be individual organisational policies that will apply to ser... more
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It was also pointed out that providers may bring services with you into the alliance but they may change or even no longer would be provided by your organisation but the suggestion is that you can still be a member of the Alliance. Does this mean that the alliance will decide how the services are... more
 
The optimum level of Alliance members will be 6 - 8 providers. This will be the core decision mak... more
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Can you clarify the place for existing providers who are not on the alliance leadership team?
 
They could be subcontracted to Alliance partners and work to the same principles, objectives and ... more
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How will specialist providers be able to influence the Alliance if too small to be on the leadership team, do you think?
 
The size of an organisation will not be a determining factor in the selection process. All organi... more
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The process of the creation of the Alliance appears rather complex at this stage, from a legal perspective. Will the substantial legislative legal duties of the Council, shift to the Alliance or remain? Is there information regarding the legal aspects available and the other crucial guidelines of... more
 
The legal aspects of the Alliance approach are currently being finalised so Glasgow City Council ... more
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Please provide the current breakdown of units, providers and contract values for commissioned services broken down according to In scope are all homelessness purchased services for people aged 16 years+ who are experiencing homelessness, including: • Emergency Accommodation services • Supported A... more
by The Salvation Army Scotland
 
More detailed information will be published in the Invitation To Tender and any further questions... more
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Are you able to provide more details of the content and format of the information session on the 11th to enable to us to prepare accordingly? It would also be helpful to know whether you intend to publish the ITT prior to or following the event. Thanks
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Has the legal aspects of the Alliance and information for Boards now available?
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Why has the Council adopted a preference to the joint bid (pre formed group), as opposed to individual bids and selecting from the range of providers to ensure a more balanced representation on the Alliance?
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