The CCG operating principles and performance tracking criteria were approved by the Council at its January 2008 meeting.
The Council on Competitive Government was created by State Leadership as a venue for consideration of competitive alternatives to existing government processes. The Council is empowered to initiate competitive reviews, study opportunities through feasibility reviews, and determine the need to apply accelerated procurement processes and establish contracts to transform delivery of government services.
Initiatives undertaken by the Council leverage innovative practices in both the private and the public sector to bring about savings, improved capacity, speed and efficiency and increased transparency which advance a citizen-centered government.
These five principles establish a basis for evaluation, planning and performance measurement which will be utilized as the framework and template for CCG reports and deliverables.
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Roles and Responsibilities
The proposed roles and responsibilities outlined below define expectations and boundaries for council members, staff, and participating agencies. Well-defined roles will bring clarity, improve communication, and accelerate success.
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Reviewing Services for Competitive Alternatives
The Council is empowered to identify, study and finally determine if a service performed by one or more state agencies may be better provided through alternate service methods, including competition with state agencies that provide the service or commercially available sources. The Council is first authorized (GC 2162.102a) to "identify... and study to determine if [services] may be better provided ... through competition." CCG administrative rules set a minimum threshold that an identified state service be commercially available through at least two private service providers within the state.
Once the Council identifies the service, CCG staff will initiate an in-depth feasibility review of the state service in consultation with affected agencies and private sector providers. In fulfilling its study responsibilities, the Council is authorized (GC 2162.102c) to require agencies that provide the service to "conduct a hearing, study, review, or cost estimate, including an agency in-house cost estimate or a management study, concerning any aspect of the service."
CCG staff will develop a recommendation regarding whether an alternate method of delivering the identified service should be pursued, and if so details on alternatives, and make these recommendations available to complete the study responsibility.
The Council may take up and consider recommendations and make a determination to move forward with initiatives. If the Council determines that an identified service may by better provided through an alternate service provider based on competition, the Council is authorized (2162.102b) to require state agencies to "engage in any process, including competitive bidding, developed by the council to select a service provider through competition with other state agency providers of the service or private commercial sources."
The CCG mission focuses on transformation and innovation in the delivery of government services. This results in awarded contracts, overseen by agencies of primary responsibility, with trackable performance measures for each.
CCG staff will develop metrics and standards in each of the guiding principle categories. Further, CCG staff will review existing contracts against existing measures that map to the appropriate categories, and will establish new measures as necessary to align to the CCG guiding principles.
Once the analysis of existing awarded contracts is complete, staff will develop an executive dashboard that gives a summary of performance of all awarded contracts, and establish appropriate update and review cycles. If Council members have questions about the performance on an individual contract, CCG staff will coordinate with the agency of primary responsibility to respond to questions.