Edmonstone, J (2011) The tender trap: back to the future? British Journal of Healthcare Management, 17 (8).

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Abstract

Consultancy has a bad press in the NHS and is the subject of allegations about wasted expenditure. External consultants cover many fields, range in size and focus and operate in a variety of ways. Central to the work of consultants is the tendering process—enshrined in the culture and never questioned. There are, however, a number of flaws and deficiencies associated with tendering and these reflect a series of underlying assumptions. An alternative ‘partnership team’ model which is outcome-based, relationship-focused and for the longer-term offers a better future by adopting pre-tendering approaches.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Science and Public Policy
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2015 14:29
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 11:09
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/443

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