Resources on the topic of Value for money

Programmes and Projects Best Practice

Information on a number of best practice tools and products for the Government Programme and Project Management community.

Mon, 18/07/2011

Business Plan Quarterly Data Summary

The Business Plan Quarterly Data Summary (QDS) which is designed to fit on a single page to provide a quarterly snapshot on how each department is spending its budget, the results it has achieved and how it is deploying its workforce.

Fri, 15/07/2011

Government ICT Offshoring (International Sourcing) Guidance

Guidance to help Government procurers consider supplier proposals which include offshore provision.

Tue, 12/07/2011

Policy Procurement Update

This note covers a number of key procurement areas

Wed, 06/07/2011

Early Intervention: Smart Investment, Massive Savings

The second report from Graham Allen, MP on behalf of HMG on Early Intervention: Smart Investment, Massive Savings. The report sets out how we can pay for those programmes within existing resources and by attracting new non-government money.

Mon, 04/07/2011

Eliminating Public Sector Fraud: Counter Fraud Taskforce interim report

The interim report of the Counter Fraud Taskforce includes a set of proposals which the Government will take forward immediately to develop the fight against fraud and build on the success of the pilots.

Wed, 08/06/2011

Major Projects Authority - General Information

In January 2011 the Prime Minister confirmed the mandate for the new Major Projects Authority (MPA) within the Efficiency and Reform Group in the Cabinet Office. The MPA represents a sea change in the oversight of Central Government’s Major Projects at both an individual and a portfolio level and aims to address the findings from the NAO report ‘Assurance of High Risk Projects’ (June 2010) and from the Major Projects Review undertaken over the summer 2010 by ERG. It is a new partnership between the Cabinet Office, HM Treasury with the fundamental aim of significantly improving the delivery success rate of Major Projects across Central Government.

Fri, 03/06/2011

Major Projects Authority - Assurance Toolkit

This resource page provides guidance for departments and outlines the integrated assurance toolkit used by the MPA.

Fri, 03/06/2011

Small and Medium sized Enterprises action plan 2011-12

The package of reforms designed to open up the public sector marketplace to Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) announced by the Minister for the Cabinet Office on 11 February 2011 included the requirement for all government departments to publish a set of specific targeted actions to increase their business with SMEs. The departmental action plan for the Cabinet Office for 2011-12 is attached.

Thu, 02/06/2011

Government Construction Strategy

The Government Construction Strategy will reform the way in which government procures construction across all sectors, and in doing so will reduce costs by up to 20% by the end of this parliament.

The strategy will also stimulate growth by enabling more to be constructed within the funds available by using its sheer scale in procurement of construction.

Tue, 31/05/2011

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