Contractors Audit: The Price of Winning

Published by Manchester City Council and researched by SCAT, the Contractors Audit: The Price of Winning (Volume 3) provides a comprehensive analysis of the enforced tendering of public services and its implications, including detailed economic and commercial analysis and discussion on the possible effects upon jobs and services (1989).

Includes Local authority and trade union strategies, the cost of tendering, commercialisation of local government services, trends and developments, plus sector analyses of school meals, welfare and civic catering; refuse collection and start cleansing; vehicle maintenance; building cleaning; grounds maintenance and leisure management.

Volume 1 (1988) also includes sector analysis, impact on jobs, contract evaluation and monitoring.