A workshop at the SOCITM conference in Brighton in October 2010 by Regional ICT Champions Mark Walker and Miles Maier about the ICT issues that arise when commissioning third sector organisations.
What concerns do SOCITM members have about working with the third sector? And what barriers does the third sector face in working with the public sector? What data security and operational issues would you expect to deal with?
How should ICT feature when deciding whether a commissioned organisation is fit-for-purpose? Are they different to those for commercial contractors? What approaches do you think will work and why?
And finally, is it worth it? What benefits may there be in commissioning third sector organisations?