Suffolk County Council update

I read here that Suffolk has approved the proposal to move to a model where all services are commissioned from third parties. The article identifies other councils who are considering adopting similar models. I agree with the comments in the article by Martin Taylor, chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts: "Success is all about the quality of the commissioning process. Probably the biggest weakness of contracting out is the quality of commissioning," and, "Suffolk needs to invest more in bureaucrats to have good quality commissioning."