Thursday, April 26, 2012

#SERCO : Government unveiled £70bn worth of public sector contracts.

Outsourcing firms including Serco, Capita and BAE have been invited to the Cabinet Office for a briefing in which the government unveiled £70bn worth of public sector contracts.

The idea of the briefing was to highlight any ‘skills’ gaps as early as possible, but the extensive list of opportunities highlights the government's long term plans to rely on the private sector for the delivery of public services.

The future outsourcing opportunities cover 13 sectors, including NHS Drugs & Equipment, Facilities Management and Welfare to Work schemes. The announcement does however exclude local authority and regional contracts, such as the £1.5bn deal to run police services. more