Category: Commissioning

the-price-is-rightFI

Contracts awarded on price not value.

closed-marketFI

Tweet Focus on contract not on service users his is the third in a series of posts on the challenges of modern commissioning stimulated by a recent report from the Reform think…

integrated-circuitFI

Tweet We still commission according to administrative silos his is the second in a series of posts on the challenges of modern commissioning stimulated by a recent report from the Reform think…

Reform-vicious-cycle-FI

Getting public sector markets to work

2nd-birthdayFI

A promising start but funding is piecemeal.

purchase-order-FI

Funding volatile and uncertain

Prison-landingFI

Bigger prisons save money but are harder to manage and may inhibit good reoffending outcomes.

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Policy Exchange recently held a 1st birthday party for PCCs hosted by Theresa May. Here’s what I learnt…

magic-bullet

PbR has great potential but only in the context of high quality commissioning, says a new NCVO/BWB report analysed here…

Px Power Down

I’ve never really understood why right-wing think tanks have been such strong advocates of Police and Crime Commissioners expanding their powers at such an early stage in their existence. Reform…

Unrealistic pricing

Once again, the intensely party political shaping of public policy makes for uncomfortable results. It takes a politician with the drive and uncompromising approach of Chris Grayling to effect change…

IfG TR RAG

The Institute for Government identifies four key challenges to Transforming Rehabiliation – the probation outsourcing project. It argues that the MoJ needs to improve its stewardship of the market and…

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