STUC critical of award of Scottish National Care Service contract to Price Waterhouse Cooper
Commenting on the granting of a contract to ‘initiate the project to design the Scottish national Care Service’, STUC General Secretary Roz Foyer said:
“Whilst this is only a small contract, beginnings matter. We will vigorously oppose any move towards outsourcing the vital project of creating a National Care Service to companies with a vested interest in privatised provision. We note that there was only one bidder for the contract. We also see no reason why the skills and expertise of directly employed civil servants are not being utilised. South of the border, the past year has seen the continued growth of the consultancy gravy train with massive contracts awarded to companies with clear interests in private sector provision of public services, we do not want this replicated in Scotland’.