Bates Wells Braithwaite, HCT Group and E3M (which runs social enterprise public service supplier and Bold Commissioner networks) have released a new report, The art of the possible in public procurement, examining the implications of the new Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and the options the regulations provide for public service commissioners. The report also presents a set of scenarios that seek to demonstrate the scope of what the regulations allow commissioners to do.

The report proposes that the new regulations provide commissioners with great deal of flexibility to achieve the outcomes they seek for their communities. The publication highlights some of those flexibilities, how to unlock them and some of the practical things that can be achieved within the scope of the law.

Please click here to download the report.

It's straightforward, accessible and even entertaining. A must read for anyone involved in public service delivery" - NCVO

In nearly 10 years of trying to understand and navigate UK public procurement it is by far the most readable and positive think I have ever seen committed to paper! A major achievement" - Matt Robinson, CDC Group

We are deeply impressed by the positivism and pragmatism of 'The Art of the Possible in Public Procurement" - Hazel Blears, UK National Advisory Board


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Posted on 27/09/2016 in BWB Publications

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