Associates Programme

The WM-ADASS Associates Pool is available for use by Local Authorities and public-sector partners in England and Wales; providing 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

WM-ADASS has commissioned this resource through Shropshire Council's 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 Shropshire’s team, to ensure the tests for assessing IR35 compliance.

Associates Pool downloads

To find out more and how you can access the WM-ADASS Associates Pool, either as a Commissioner or as a potential new Supplier/Associate we have a number of supporting documents and ‘How To’ guides.

How to Guide for Commissioners

Describing the process to follow for commissioners wishing to use the WM-ADASS Associates Pool.

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How to Guide for Associates

Are you wishing to be considered as an Associate? This document sets out what you need to do and explains what happens next.

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Process Flow Chart for Mini Tenders

An easy to follow, process flow map setting out the steps when commissioners are setting up a new mini-tender.

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Project Proposal Form

Each project owner will need to complete one of these to describe what it is they want to commission.

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Project Closure Form and Evaluation Template

This forms part of our quality control procedures and one of these needs to be completed at the end of each project by the commissioner/project manager.

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Service Level Agreement for use between WM-ADASS and Commissioning Organisations

Before committing any resources to a project the commissioner should ensure that they complete a copy of this document and submit it to the WM-ADASS team.

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Further Information

If you require further information please contact WM-ADASS:
Tel: 07500 944766