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Programme of Value for Money Studies

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The Defence Reform Act 2014 requires that, in carrying out its functions, the SSRO must aim to ensure that good value for money is obtained for the taxpayer in government expenditure on qualifying defence contracts and that persons who are party to those contracts are paid a fair and reasonable price.

The SSRO contributes to this requirement by conducting analytical work that supports the Ministry of Defence and industry to deliver good value for money. This work uses a range of evidence and generates comparative management information and defence benchmarks and parametrics to help drive improvements.

The SSRO will run a full programme of studies as part of its analytical work. On 30 October 2015, the SSRO launched a seven week public consultation on a list of potential topics and invited views on what the SSRO’s priorities for value for money studies should be.

In its final programme of value for money studies, the SSRO provides details of the response to the consultation, its plan for analytical studies for 2016/17 to 2018/19 and its overall approach to the work.

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SSRO approach to Value for Money Studies

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Consultation description

The Defence Reform Act 2014 requires that, in carrying out its functions, the SSRO must aim to ensure that good value for money is obtained in government expenditure on qualifying defence contracts and that persons who are party to those contracts are paid a fair and reasonable price.

The SSRO will conduct analytical work to produce, for example, comparative management information and defence benchmarks and parametrics that could support the Ministry of Defence and industry to deliver good value for money from single source defence contracts.

The SSRO will run a full programme of analytical studies. This consultation sets out a list of potential topics and invites views on what the SSRO’s priorities for studies should be.

This is a public consultation. It is open to anyone with an interest in single source defence procurement.

Please submit written responses by Friday 18 December 2015.