Derbyshire is arguing that, as one of only five councils in England with a four-star excellence rating from the Audit Commission for its services, it is fully entitled to use its existing procurement methods to deliver its BSF scheme. However, recent guidance issued by PfS makes it clear that variant models are not welcome.
I like this bit "PfS makes it clear that variant models are not welcome" are they concerned that a competent LA might come along with a better solution making other 'models' look silly expensive and inflexible.
Derbyshire in plea over BSF contract - 16/08/2006 - Contract Journal
I know it's a bit out of date but it made me chuckle.Quote:
"I can understand PfS not wanting every council coming up with its own unique model, but when a council has a system that works why not let them get on with it?"