Bedfordshire: Failing Best Value – The implications and alternatives to strategic partnership (2000)

Critical analysis of the County Council’s plan to outsource ICT and corporate services in a strategic partnership. Provides evidence that the Council is failing in its Best Value statutory duties in the content and process of reviews and the duty to consult. Details how the Council merged Best Value into procurement, a critical analysis of strategic partnerships, a review of current ICT contract performance, an impact assessment and alternatives.