We need real intelligence: link between costs and specifications, overall supplier cost structures, market issues, the supplier’s own situation.
Public bodies must think about the supplier’s perspective
Governance, tools and tech covered under this heading
Roles, responsibilities and capability – an area the NAO perceives as generally weak in UK government
Many of the disasters of public procurement in recent years have been about contract management
Capability, resource ad time all important to develop strong strategies
But do the politicians understand this?
Guidance for anyone involved in contracting and anyone who takes on contract management responsibilities
National Audit Office report – interesting, informative and stimulating
Audit highlights confusion over what was being bought