Best Practice Group plc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 8 hours ago

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  • Commercial Capability Insights and Emerging Best Practices – NAO Report

    The National Audit Office’s report ‘Commercial and contract management: insights and emerging best practice’, published at the end of last year, has been a mine of useful information. It sources some 140 projects alongside interviews, workshops and discussions. These have presented a broad-spectrum perspective of the state of public sector outsourcing today. The purpose of all this research has be...

Best Practice Group plc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

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  • Early Outsourcing Termination? Save millions on your exit fees with these six questions

    Wouldn’t it be nice if client-vendor relationships always followed a clearly defined path with all parties focused on doing their best to live up to the business outcomes they agreed to at the outset? I can almost hear you nodding and sighing with wishful thinking, but, as we all know, in the real world, major contractual relationships are quite often rife with miscommunication, hidden agendas and...

Best Practice Group plc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

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  • Commercial Strategy issues highlighted within NAO’s Insights report on Emerging Best Practices

    In November 2016, when the NAO released their latest report on the state of best practice in the public sector, titled ‘Commercial and contract management: insights and emerging best practice’ they presented one of the most considered documents on the subject created to date. From all of the research the NAO gathered – from stakeholder, supplier and practitioner discussions, workshops, commercial ...

Best Practice Group plc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 weeks ago

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Best Practice Group plc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • A Look Into The NAO’s Research On Emerging Best Practices And Lessons Learnt For Major Projects

    In a recent article titled ‘NEW National Audit Office guidance for supplier operating standards that could change everything’, we took a look at the most recent update of the Government Commercial Function’s (GCF) eight ‘Commercial Operating Standards’ and discussed their significance for both public and private sector clients. The NAO’s own recent report ‘Commercial and contract management: insig...

Best Practice Group plc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • New Government Commercial Operating Standards to Help Drive Better Value In Supplier Relationships

    The National Audit Office (NAO) recently published an insightful report on the state of commercial and contract management best practice in the public sector. We have developed a number of articles on the subject matter contained within this report – the first being an overview titled ‘New NAO Report: 20 Key insights into emerging Best Practice for commercial and contract management’, the second b...

Best Practice Group plc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Capita CEO resigns and company drops from the FTSE 100

    Reports suggest that it has not been a good year for global outsourcing giant Capita. What with the company’s first profit warning in September, reported project issues and what seems to be a weakening market across some of its core sectors. But this month there have been two more announcements of note – Chief Executive Andy Parker’s resignation after just three years in the company’s top job, and...

Best Practice Group plc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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Best Practice Group plc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Serco CEO suggests project risk weighted against them on major public sector contracts

    Rupert Soames, the CEO of Serco (and grandson of Winston Churchill), recently gave evidence to PACAC (the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee). This was part of an enquiry into the work of the civil service as a result of a significant rise in outsourced contracts. Mr Soames is reported to have suggested that the government was knowingly overloading private sector organisati...

Best Practice Group plc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • NAO Report: 20 Key Insights Into Emerging Best Practice For Commercial And Contract Management

    The National Audit Office (NAO) recently created an insightful report into contract management best practice, combining wisdom gathered from discussions with those who operate these relationships at the coalface. It features analysis from 26 recent reports on projects that ranged from InterCity West Coast and Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust in 2012, to High Speed Two (HS2) and the General Pra...

Best Practice Group plc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Cabinet Office report exonerates Atos of ‘sharp practice’ accusations by PAC

    Tens of millions of pounds were spent by the NHS on a new system to centralise GP data, known as the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES). However, a furore followed the project’s conclusion because the service was found to have ‘fundamental designs flaws and did not work’. As a result, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) delivered a scathing review of Atos – accusing it of ‘sharp practice’ ...

Best Practice Group plc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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Best Practice Group plc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 7 months ago

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Best Practice Group plc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 7 months ago

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  • “Award-winning” Contract Consultants for the NHS, the Strategic Project Team, “Closing Down”

    With the recent announcement from the BBC that the NHS’s major complex projects management and procurement support force – the Strategic Project Team (SPT) – will be “closed down”, questions are now being asked and lessons must be learned in order to make the best of such a situation. The BBC piece talked at length about all the high-profile projects the SPT had been involved with that has failed ...

Best Practice Group plc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 7 months ago

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  • The £213m Government Skills gap the NAO believes needs to be plugged.

    The NAO have reported that “A third of major government projects due to deliver in the next five years are rated as in doubt or unachievable unless action is taken to improve delivery” NAO Controller and Auditor Amyas Morse believes that the central issue lies in the digital skills gap that exists across many of these public sector projects. Morse feels that as “70% and 80% of their projects are R...

Best Practice Group plc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 7 months ago

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