Milton Keynes’ partnership with Mouchel to end
Milton Keynes Council has announced plans to end its partnership with outsourcing firm Mouchel and bring staff back in house.
The local authority said it has agreed with the contractor to radically restructure its 12-year deal, which began in 2004.
Under the proposals, which are subject to detailed negotiations, all services currently being provided by the partnership will be transferred back to the council.
Mouchel will continue to provide under some services under a framework agreement, which will run until 2018.
‘Mouchel has successfully delivered significant benefits to the council over the years,’ said council chief executive, David Hill.
‘However, the political and economic environment has changed dramatically over the past nine years and both Mouchel and the council agree that, as a result, the flexibility of the existing contract is insufficient to meet the council’s future requirements.’
Mouchel’s partnership director, Michael Hodgson, said: ‘Under the new framework, we would be in a position to provide the council with greater flexibility to respond to new and changing requirements.’
from fridays news regarding Mouchel nearly going into adminstration, sounds like MK is just getting out in time!Ron, Added: Tuesday, 28 August 2012 12:06 PM
This is proof that very long contracts are daft and can be a licence to print money for contractors when inevitable unplanned changes happen.Patrick Newman, ex local government, Stevenage, Added: Monday, 20 August 2012 06:03 PM
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