Entering a brave new world? An assessment of third sector readiness to tender for the delivery of public services in the United Kingdom

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/94494
Title:
Entering a brave new world? An assessment of third sector readiness to tender for the delivery of public services in the United Kingdom
Authors:
Chapman, T. (Tony); Brown, J. (Judith); Crow, R. (Robert)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Social Sciences and Law. Social Futures Institute.
Citation:
Chapman, T., Brown, J. and Crow R. (2008) 'Entering a brave new world? An assessment of third sector readiness to tender for the delivery of public services in the United Kingdom', Policy Studies, 29 (1), pp.1-17.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Policy Studies
Issue Date:
Mar-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/94494
DOI:
10.1080/01442870701847998
Abstract:
The British government's intention to marshal the significant resource of the third sector to meet its social objectives has recently become an issue of significant political salience. Political enthusiasm for the third sector is based on the assumption that third sector organisations will be prepared to tender for contracts to deliver public services for government from local to a national level. Until now, there has been no evidence available for systematic analysis of readiness to tender in the third sector. This article makes a starting point in filling the knowledge gap by reporting on a quantitative study of 400 third sector organisations in North East England. The evidence presented casts doubt on the willingness, capability and capacity of the third sector organisations to engage with the government's contracting agenda. A research agenda is outlined to help identify which organisations are most likely to build the capacity and capability to engage in contract work in the future.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
third sector; organisational change; procurement; public service delivery
ISSN:
0144-2872; 1470-1006
Rights:
subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 18/03/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 18/03/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorChapman, T. (Tony)en
dc.contributor.authorBrown, J. (Judith)en
dc.contributor.authorCrow, R. (Robert)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-18T09:45:04Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-18T09:45:04Z-
dc.date.issued2008-03-
dc.identifier.citationPolicy Studies; 29 (1): 1-17en
dc.identifier.issn0144-2872-
dc.identifier.issn1470-1006-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01442870701847998-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/94494-
dc.description.abstractThe British government's intention to marshal the significant resource of the third sector to meet its social objectives has recently become an issue of significant political salience. Political enthusiasm for the third sector is based on the assumption that third sector organisations will be prepared to tender for contracts to deliver public services for government from local to a national level. Until now, there has been no evidence available for systematic analysis of readiness to tender in the third sector. This article makes a starting point in filling the knowledge gap by reporting on a quantitative study of 400 third sector organisations in North East England. The evidence presented casts doubt on the willingness, capability and capacity of the third sector organisations to engage with the government's contracting agenda. A research agenda is outlined to help identify which organisations are most likely to build the capacity and capability to engage in contract work in the future.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.rightssubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 18/03/2010]en
dc.subjectthird sectoren
dc.subjectorganisational changeen
dc.subjectprocurementen
dc.subjectpublic service deliveryen
dc.titleEntering a brave new world? An assessment of third sector readiness to tender for the delivery of public services in the United Kingdomen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Social Sciences and Law. Social Futures Institute.en
dc.identifier.journalPolicy Studiesen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 18/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardChapman, T., Brown, J. and Crow R. (2008) 'Entering a brave new world? An assessment of third sector readiness to tender for the delivery of public services in the United Kingdom', Policy Studies, 29 (1), pp.1-17.en
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