Future Commissioning Workshop: System design & market stewardship

This workshop with Professor Gary Sturgess has been designed for senior commissioning practitioners and will look at designing contestable systems and introduce some of the different systems through which contestable services are delivered – commoditised markets, vouchers, matching markets, commissioned services, contestable services, supply chains.

There is a participation fee of £150 per workshop (or £95 per workshop to Alumni of the Cabinet Office Commissioning Academy). There are a limited number of places available – please apply by registering your interest.

About Professor Gary Sturgess

Professor Gary Sturgess holds the New South Wales Premier’s Chair of Public Service Delivery at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government, an educational institution established by the national and provincial governments of Australia and New Zealand. His work programme focuses heavily on commissioning and contestability.

He is a former civil servant, having been Cabinet Secretary in the NSW State government in the late 1980s and early 1990s. From 2000 to 2011, he was Executive Director of the Serco Institute, a corporate think tank based in London, which studied the design and operation of public service markets.

In his current role, Professor Sturgess works closely with civil servants in Australia and New Zealand on the commissioning of public services.  He teaches a three-day Commissioning Academy for the Institute of Public Administration Canada in Toronto and Ottawa each year.