Government issues updated outsourcing playbook
The Government has published an updated Outsourcing Playbook, which sets out how government and the private sector can work together coherently.
The new guidance has been welcomed as a ‘huge step forward’ by business leaders.
Initially launched in February 2019, following the collapse of Carillion in 2018, the document has been updated to highlight the importance of continuing to drive forward innovation in public sector projects.
Cabinet Office Minister, Lord Agnew, said: “The Outsourcing Playbook is a vital tool to ensure we can work effectively with the private sector to deliver the best possible public services and value for money for the taxpayer.”
The updated version makes it clear that companies should also comply with the prompt payment code and sets out how government officials should look at all possibilities for how services should be delivered before contracts are awarded as well as giving extra advice on insourcing.