Contracting Out: What to Do When Things Go Wrong


Event summary

New series of workshops from the CIPFA Procurement and Commissioning Network, to support public bodies in rethinking how they provide services, with growing number of outsourcing contracts failing or placing extra financial pressure on already outstretched budgets.


06 December 2017
Starts: 09:30
Ends: 15:35


Hilton Leeds City Hotel
Neville Street
West Yorkshire
[See map]

Standard price

£275.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£195.00 excl VAT

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About this event

There has been a call by the Labour Party to nationalise private finance initiative contracts as part of plans to roll back private sector involvement in UK public services. A number of public bodies have also taken steps to insource services as external contractors have failed to live up to expectations and continue to offer value for money.

Who should attend?

The workshop will support procurement, commissioners, finance, solicitors, insurance and project managers, auditors, contract managers and transformation managers who are required to advise on major contracts and delivery arrangements. 

How will I benefit? 

The workshop will offer you an opportunity to:

  • listen to how one authority has learned lessons from a major outsourcing dispute, with key recommendations for procurement and contracts teams
  • gain ideas to develop a strategy to manage and deliver key services ranging from IT, property management and waste management functions
  • get a clear picture on the pros and cons of insourcing, outsourcing and other delivery models
  • understand the benefits of alternative service delivery models rather than the status quo.

CPD hours

Four and a half.


  • Commissioning
  • / Efficiency
  • / Financial management
  • / Value for money

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