Looking back, this is worth a read. It’s one of my most popular blogs.
Originally posted on Dr Alf's Blog:
This week, I have, somewhat belatedly, carefully read the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts (“PAC”) report entitled “Central government’s use of consultants and interims” (“the PAC report”) dated December 14 2010. This followed a visit to the Cabinet Office with my colleague Tony Colwell and numerous conversations with fellow interims and intermediaries.
This blog is primarily focused on the Public Sector but there is no reason why the views are not generalizable across the whole supply chain.
The invitation to the Cabinet Office came indirectly from the Rt. Hon. Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office & Paymaster General following receipt of a copy of my Catch 22 White Paper from my MP, Don Foster. Francis Maude replied to the Don Foster:
“To ensure value is both improved and sustained, work is currently underway to develop a new strategy to centralize and simplify how Departments buy common types…
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