Risk management in the public domain calls for fairly extensive knowledge, not only of legislation and regulations but also of policy, future vision, political developments, social and administrative trends and relationships etc. Like a private organisation, a public organisation has objectives and strategies; the difference is that the context and associated task are always social and actions must be accounted for with complete transparency. This means that the public sector is constantly under society’s scrutiny.
Operating in this context means not only that extreme care is required, but also that efficiency is an issue. After all, one is working with public money. At the same time, the demands and expectations placed on the public sector are high. For that reason, the public sector constantly works to improve its efficiency. Raetsheren’s support can be counted on in two related subjects: guidance through mergers and reorganisations of local authorities and government agencies, and the complex subject matter of tender invitations.
Guidance with mergers and reorganisations
Raetsheren very regularly provides guidance in the field of risk management for administrative reorganisations. The size of the new local authority and the associated complexity of the subject matter often call for specialised knowledge and experience.
Raetsheren makes an inventory of the wishes of all the merging local authorities and gives feedback on the information in a report. This report serves as guidance on the services which the merging authorities can avail themselves of. After that we can, if desired, take care of the (European) tender procedure, and we usually also take responsibility for managing the risks and insurance.
For more information on our services for mergers and reorganisations, contact Ans Kievits or Jan Zoodsma on + 31 (0)72 5414151.