Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2011

10.

Functions in relation to further modernisation and development of public service.

10.— (1) It shall be a function of the Minister to—

( a) formulate and develop, in consultation with other Ministers of the Government and public service bodies, the policies required to further modernise and develop the public service and enable the efficient and effective provision of services by public service bodies,

( b) make proposals to the Government for the implementation of such policies,

( c) coordinate the implementation of such policies determined by the Government as are designed to effect further modernisation and development of the public service,

( d) conduct regular and periodic reviews of the implementation of such policies and to report thereon to the Government,

( e) promote value for money in the provision of public services,

( f) formulate and develop policies in relation to the procurement of goods and services (including services consisting of the carrying out of works) by Departments of State or other public service bodies, and

( g) develop procedural frameworks for the procurement of goods and services (including services consisting of the carrying out of works) by Departments of State or other public service bodies.

(2) In this section “public service body” does not include a body specified in Schedule 1 or a subsidiary (within the meaning of section 155 of the Act of 1963) of such a body.