Serco and NCVO to develop standards for prime and sub-contractor relationships
Civil Society has reported that Serco and NCVO are together creating ‘standards for the relationship between prime and sub-contractors delivering public contracts.’ These standards will look at the working relationship between the two including levels of support and sharing facilities.
The news was revealed by James Allen, NCVO’s Head of Public Services and Partnerships, at a Public Administration Select Committee hearing. Here issues of transfer of risk between primes and their supply chains, and the challenges small organisations face when bidding for public sector contracts were also discussed, while greater transparency concerning Work Programme data was called for, Civil Society has said.
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