Driving Efficiency through Technology - LGC Awards 2019
This award is open to a single council or where appropriate a partnership of councils, or a council-owned company. Private sector partners can enter on a council’s behalf, with the permission of the council itself.
Technology has the potential to bring about a far more efficient use of resources, for instance by more easily directing service users to the support their need. It also has the potential to land public sector procurers with huge bills for projects that do not meet their goals. This award will go to a council which has avoided the pitfalls to devise new systems that bring about behaviour change and meet the goal of creating a more efficient authority.
Submissions should focus on:
- A full description of the project and its aims;
- A detailed explanation of how the project was funded and where the expertise for it came from;
- How staff and users were engaged in designing the approach or service;
- Evidence that the project has achieved the goals in question.
Award entries will be judged upon:
- The level of innovation and ambition shown in devising new technological improvements;
- The quality of user and staff engagement;
- The extent to which the evidence shows that projects have improved efficiency, especially with regard to the hardest areas to make improvements on;
- Evidence of the use of technology to drive change and innovation in service delivery;
- Entrants’ ability to work with other organisations and the quality of their work ensuring that partnerships continue to meet the needs of local communities in the long-term, rather than just to create short-term improvements;
- The scale of any behaviour change resulting from the new systems.