Contracting out Public-Private Partnerships Third sector partnerships.
Public service refer to government provided services through financing provision of services or through the public sector for the people living within its jurisdiction. Public service works on the concept of social consensus that certain services ought to be made available to all sundry, regardless of their income. While the aim of the private sector is to make profit, the aim of public service is to formulate responsibilities in mainstream policy pathways deliver public services such as reducing crime, education, welfare service, social care and healthcare. Hypothetically, public service is not for profit making. However this does make it immune to competition, innovation and expansion. This therefore prompts the public sector to adopt to pluralism and competition so as to achieve efficiency and drive innovation. It has called for the need Modernization of public services seeks to introduce new approaches that support the Public sector’s need to expand in a mixed economy.
On the other hand, the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector project defines Third sector as organizations that are independent of government and not for profit driven. They are neither public sector nor private sector but includes voluntary, charitable, philanthropic and voluntary activities community sector.
The public sector partners with the Third Sector organizations to develop new responsibilities in mainstream policy that shape, commission and deliver public services in social welfare services, healthcare and education among others. Public-Private Partnerships have since become pivotal to the expansion of the mixed economy as it ensure service delivery and provides greater choice for users (Johns, 2013). Bringing in the Third sector also introduces new labor believes and eliminates the challenge of professional rigidities and self-seeking Behaviour that is common in public sector organizations (Josie, 2017). In addition, involving the Third sector opens up opportunities for cross-sectoral partnerships, that supports internal coherence in government policy and congruency of service uses (Johns, 2013)
The European commission directorate-general regional has drafted a number of terms applicable in a successful public – private partnerships. In the Journal, the commission outlines characteristic terms that form an important framework in public and Third sector partnerships. According to the Journal, The government sets out quality and quantity guides for services and the where both government and private partner reach a consensus on the price. Secondly, the role of the private partner has been limited to financing, operating and managing the projects. It further stipulates that in public and Third sector partnership the public sector in this case represented by the government stream payments to the private partnership such that by the end of the contract, the government is the sole proprietor of the of the asset.
Form the above evaluation, it is sufficient to conclude that the Third sector partnership lays a critical role in the achievement of efficiency in the public sector. The public sector in this case represented by the government should adopt mainstream policy that supports the Third sector. The When the third sector is supported by the government, it is able to enable the government to commission and deliver efficient public services in social welfare services, healthcare. Public and Third sector partnerships comes with a myriad of benefits to both parties. They present a recognizable advantages especially to the public sector. Josie Kelly, a Lecturer in Public Policy and Management assert that the most important contribution is its ability to raise additional financing in mixed economy where the public sector is characteristic of budgetary restrictions. The public sector thus exploits the private sector operational efficiency to increase cost and reduce the cost to the public (Josie, 2017). This speeds up infrastructure development
Josie Kelly, (2017) Publihc Policy and Management. Lecture Texas.
European commission directorate-general regional. (2013)
Johns Hopkins. (2013) Comparative Nonprofit Sector project defines