Devon County Council

Client Provider Collaboration

Devon County Council and South West Highways

Devon County Council conducted a 'value for money' exercise of 27 county councils nationally, looking at various models of delivery which appeared to provide best value.

The Council concluded that the biggest driver for securing efficiencies was not simply to lower unit cost but more importantly the effectiveness of the relationship between client and provider.  As the Council was already in a long-term contractual arrangement with the Provider both parties recognised the need to move away from the traditional ways of working and move to a culture of working together and sharing intelligence in a 'virtual joint venture' approach, in order to focus on doing the 'right things' as efficiently as possible.

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HMEP Collaboration & Change Transformation Devon County Council.pdf