2019 Report details for project: Commercial Capability Expansion Programme

Project name: Commercial Capability Expansion Programme - there is only one report for this project
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Organisation: CO (D2) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2019 (data is from Sept 2018)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: The original Commercial Capability Programme successfully established the Government Commercial Organisation (GCO) - a single central employer of several hundred Commercial Specialists (grade 6 and above) for central government departments. The Civil Service Board has endorsed proposals that commercial capability building interventions should be extended to Wider Government Bodies (WGBs), the Grade 7 commercial professionals within central government and training and accreditation developed and delivered to the Civil Service contract management community. The Commercial Capability Expansion Programme has been established to impact these new target populations deeper within the Civil Service and more broadly across the Public Sector.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: Amber/Red rating in Q2 due to increased scope of programme, from ~500 to ~30,000 contract managers. Since then, a new strengthened business case has been put forward to account for the expansion. We have also improved delivery plans and are bolstering our stakeholder engagement efforts
Start date: 2017-04-01
End date: 2020-03-31
Schedule text: The programme end date was originally 31/3/2020 - but was revised to 31/03/2022 following a scope increase in our drive to raise the capability of contract managers across central government. We were originally focussed on the top 500 contract managers, however we are now aiming to impact all c.30,000 contract managers across central government.
Baseline: £6.00m
Forecast: £6.20m
Variance: 3.00%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £11.70m
WLCost text: In addition to the original £11.7m central funding for the programme, departments are contributing further funding to train and accredit all their contract managers. We are currently operating within budgeted whole life costs.
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