Contracting for Public Services

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    Insightful and comprehensive and covering new subjects like globalization and IT, this text, international in its approach, provides a thorough introduction to the key phases of the contracting process and the skills required by managers in its implementation.
    These include:
    policy for contractingstrategic purchasingunderstanding marketscommunicating the contracting decisiondesigning and drafting the contractthe role of the consumerthe regulation of service provisionIllustrated throughout with practitioner case-studies from a range of OECD countries, this book presents an important new theoretical ‘contract management model' and a ‘mature contract model', and explores the mechanisms, formal rules and informal norms that influence the way governments contract for public services. This book is essential reading for all students of public management and all public service managers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages224
    ISBN (Print)0415356457, 0415356555, 978-0-415-35655-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    SeriesRoutledge Masters in Public Management

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