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CCG invites bids for £1bn elderly care service


The thinking behind procuring a service like this always is "We define what we want, and choose the best provider that meets our quality standards". The issue is that, like with the 111 tender, reliable and not-for-profit providers are more expensive and the procurement is usually awarded to a private provider that can tick all the right boxes in the procurement. They will inevitably either provide an unsustainable service, or the bare minimum to maintain their profit margin. And yes, you could argue that strong contract management skills can ensure delivery of the service, but lets ask the people managing the 111 debacle how that's going...

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31 Jul 2013

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