Abstracts: February 13th, 2006

This programme is now available to view on egovtv.tv, the online television channel for public service modernisation. It looks at the role of the South East Centre of Excellence in supporting local authorities through the Efficiency agenda and the National Procurement Strategy.The programme describes the part it plays in different areas of expertise and the services it provides working in partnership with authorities in the South East region and nationwide. It explains how SECE can help councils meet efficiency targets. It also outlines approaches for training and development for officers and members, and collaborative procurement activities that have built schools and public amenities and achieved 1.6m pounds saving in telecoms for the region.

GovTV (www.eGovTV.tv) is a dedicated web-cast television channel for governors of public bodies, council members and senior executives across all public sector organisations and is available free to an unlimited audience at anytime, at any location via the internet.

The programme is available at: http://www.egovtv.tv/programmes/Local%20Authority%20Efficiency%20Achieving%20Savings