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The Government Procurement Card

Used appropriately, GPC can be a cost-effective way for government to procure goods and services. However, there is no up to date value-for-money case quantifying the benefits of the cards. There has also been a lack of clear central guidance on when the cards are the most appropriate way to procure goods and services.

20 Mar 2012

Good practice contract management framework

The framework is a good practice guide for managing a broad range of contracts. It is particularly relevant for contracts where services are delivered over a long period of time (five years plus) where customers need to ensure that service levels and value for money are maintained over the duration of the contract.

19 Dec 2008

Review for Environmental Audit Committee: Sustainable procurement in central government

This review summarises the extent of progress towards sustainable procurement in central government and describes the problems faced by departmental procurement officials in making further progress.

1 Sep 2005

The Operational Performance of PFI Prisons

“The experience of the prison sector shows that the use of the PFI is neither a guarantee of success nor the cause of inevitable failure. Like other methods of providing public services, there are successes and failures and they cannot be ascribed to a single factor. PFI has brought some results which are encouraging and some which are disappointing. But what is clear is that competition has helped to drive up standards and improve efficiency across the prison system as a whole.”

18 Jun 2003