Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
The new documents remove the need to draw up individual bespoke tenders and provide a standardisation of pricing, which is estimated to save clients and private contractors up to £150,000 at the tender and procurement stage, as well as ongoing savings throughout the maintenance contract.
In addition to an updated standard form of contract, the new documents also include a price list of approximately 2,000 items often used by local authorities and guidance on what to use, how and when.
The updated procurement practice also introduces a ‘kilometre rule’, which aims to increase efficiency by ensuring works teams take into account proximity when planning different jobs.
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