29th October 2020
The LGC Awards 2020 (Local Government Chronicle) took place on a virtual platform on 28th October. Most of the attendees probably wondered beforehand, how good such an event could be on-line and now we know – it was excellent.
The LGC itself should be commended for getting Justin Webb, Radio 4’s Today presenter to host the ceremony. Justin’s expert interviewing technique drew out some of the detail around the work of the category winners and Alan Dedicoat, National Lottery ‘voice of the balls’, introduced the shortlist for each category, injecting some tension into the proceedings.
Devon and Hampshire County Councils for SCF were shortlisted in the Private / Public Partnership category, drawing on the close working relationship between the councils and our framework contractors. We didn’t win – that honour went to Scottish Borders Council and CGI UK Ltd for their Inspire Learning programme, but nevertheless SCF is proud to have been shortlisted. The LGC Awards are a valuable reminder about just how much hard work, dedication and innovation goes on across all sectors in local government throughout the country. It is increasingly evident too, that partnership working and collaboration both between local authorities, and local authorities and business is achieving more than any of us can achieve on our own.
SCF – Why are we here?
The recent awards ceremony provided a focus on why SCF is here: We are two public body sector bodies who have collaboratively procured eleven construction contractors so that we can work in partnership to offer an exemplar procurement service for public bodies across the south of England.
SCF (Southern Construction Framework) is pro-actively managed by Hampshire County Council & Devon County Council and our private sector partner contractors are: