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NES has signed up to the Scottish Government's Suppliers' Charter.
The Suppliers' Charter is a joint statement between public sector buying organisations and Scottish businesses to agree to work together to improve public sector procurement processes and dialogue. We recognise the need, where practical, to simplify and standardise processes and to ensure consistency in order to provide a fair and open approach to tendering. With these aims in mind NES will:-
More information about the Suppliers' charter is available from the Scottish Government's website.
The objective of any centrally coordinated commissioning model is to provide maximum operational support to educational provision that addresses strategic imperatives for workforce development.
The purpose is to ensure that funding and resource for education and training is targeted at the development of a workforce that is well trained, flexible and competent to meet the changing demands in the population health and care needs and to ensure governance, quality control, sustainability and improvement in a financially challenging context.
Furthermore, it must do so in a manner that is cost efficient and can be measured to demonstrate effectiveness in meeting set outcomes.
For further information, the guide can be found in PDF format: Education Commissioning - A Best Practice Guide [PDF].