Managing through Contracts
- The contracting environment
- Contracting and commissioning
- Obligational and adversarial contracting
- Success and failure in contracting
- Public service heads, managers, and those who work in some capacity with the public sector.
- Those employed within the public sector charged with the responsibility of bringing about change so that their organisation is more efficient and offers more value for money.
- Public service executives that understand the need for reform and, as a team, think through the recalibration of the state and its services that this implies.
- Those who wish to address the ethos, goals and disciplines of public service and will help to create the means of refashioning and strengthening them.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to understand that contracts can take many forms and the choice of contract can make a big difference to the outcome of the contracting process. The two extreme forms are ‘obligational’ and ‘adversarial’ contracting, the former involving close collaboration and trust, the latter distance and mistrust.