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  • Special Report 7: Health Sector Audits - Press Release

    Published on 29 October 2004

    The financial audit of bodies in the health sector identified a number of areas requiring further examination. These included the systems in place to ensure adequate control over capital expenditure, property management, numbers employed and governance issues within health agencies.

  • VFM Report 48: The Grouped Schools Pilot Partnership Project Press Release

    Published on 28 September 2004

    The Department of Education and Science, together with Jarvis Projects Ltd, developed a public private partnership (PPP) for the construction of five second level schools, and for the maintenance and running of the school buildings over a 25-year contract period. The report presents the findings of an examination that looked at how the Department managed the project, and how it evaluated the proposals received from potential private sector partners and the value for money offered by the final agreed deal. It also looked at the lessons learned from the project, both for the future provision of second level schools and for other PPP projects.

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