Roundtable: (Out)sourcing Playbook V2.0

On 31st January 2020, the Serco Institute was delighted to co-host a roundtable on the (Out)sourcing Playbook, with fellow think tank Reform.

With significant outsourcing of public services to private and voluntary sector providers, good commissioning is essential not only to Government, but to taxpayers and society too. The launch of the Outsourcing Playbook in 2019 was an important step, and the Serco Institute was delighted to work with Reform, bringing together key leaders from public, voluntary and private sectors to discuss how the new iteration can improve matters further.

Gareth Rhys Williams, the Government’s Chief Commercial Officer, and Rupert Soames OBE, Group Chief Executive of Serco, were keynote speakers. Following their comments, a wide-ranging discussion ensued, held under the Chatham House Rule. The event was chaired by Dr Josh Pritchard, Senior Researcher at Reform.

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