Advice

To make use of interests as drivers for effective governance

A successful commissioner has a sense for the interests of his contractor, the motives that drive behavior. As such, interests are extremely adequate triggers, and hence very much suited for managing the conduct of contractors.

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Organizing a market consultation

A market consultation, or dialogue with the market, enables the commissioner to collect knowledge and experience from market organizations, and to use this in the course of a tender procedure.

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Five scenarios for tailoring service contracts

The Dutch government has recently published a manual for local authorities (for example, municipalities) to improve their role as commissioners of social services in general, and integration services (such as language courses) in particular. The manual contains five concrete scenarios that enable lower level governments to contract services tailored to their own situation and requirements.

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