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Master Contracting With Comprehensive Service Providers: A Tool to Simplify Administration and Promote Outcome-Focused, Integrated Services

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Publication Date: October 2006

Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Research Inc.

Author(s): Susan Lepler

Funder(s): University of Southern California

Funder(s): University of Southern California

Topic: Government (Public administration)

Keywords: Strategic Planning & Facilitation

Type: Report

Coverage: New York

Abstract:

CGR was commissioned by the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities to prepare a resource paper on master contracting because of the unique expertise of CGR staff in this area. Master contracting is an administrative tool to combine government contracts within a single provider to both simplify administration and promote integrated, outcome-focused service delivery. The paper describes the mechanics of master contracting as well as the benefits and challenges of this approach. Two New York State examples are used as case studies.