What is your organisation’s experience of delivering public sector contracts during the coronavirus crisis? Are commissioners in close contact, clear about the flexibilities you need to adapt your service to your beneficiaries’ current needs? Are they using the government’s new procurement note to remove barriers such as payment in arrears and strict targets that could stop you delivering help in the way that’s needed? Perhaps they’re using a more flexible approach at the moment but you’re concerned that a return to ‘business as usual’ could see this trusting relationship return to command and control. Perhaps you’ve had little communication and no reassurance that your current costs will be covered.
Help by sharing your experience of commissioning and contracting practice – whether it’s good, bad or mixed.