A Strategic Service-delivery Partnership (SSP) is a long-term, multi-service, multi-million pound Public Private Partnership (PPP) between a local authority and a private contractor. Between 50 to 1,000 staff are transferred to a private contractor or transferred or seconded to a Joint Venture Company (JVC). Contracts are usually ten years with an option for a further five years.
SSPs usually cover ICT and related services such as revenues and benefits, financial and legal services, customer contact centres, human resources, payroll and often include property management. Some SSPs include architectural, highways, engineering and other technical services.
The PPP Database consists of seven Tables:
Table 1: PPP: Strategic Service-delivery Partnerships for local authority ICT, corporate and technical services in Britain (2000-08).
Table 2: SSPs in procurement.
Table 3: Regional distribution of SSPs.
Table 4: Employment model in operational SSPs.
Table 5: Contracts and market share of main contractors in operational SSPs.
Table 6: Summary of operational SSP market share.
Table 7: Local authorities which chose in-house option and rejected SSP.
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