SOLACE has published “When the Salami’s Gone”, its guide to commissioning and sourcing. Written by Activist’s Eric Bohl, the guide provides a strategic overview and practical advice.
Against the background of the harshest financial climate in over a generation, local politicians, chief executives and senior managers are delivering dramatic financial savings while working to minimise the adverse impact on local communities. To do this, they are not only transforming the way services are delivered, but reinventing the role of local government and its relationship with its citizens.
Key to these changes are commissioning and sourcing – working with communities to identify how to meet priority needs within the resources available and putting in place the most cost-effective service delivery models.
“When the Salami’s Gone”, by Eric Bohl of Activist Group, provides an insider’s view of what commissioning and sourcing mean to local authorities. It sets out to demystify what is still a developing field; takes a hard and dispassionate look at current trends; and provides advice on the ingredients of success.