Choice of modes for managing public services
Local authorities always perform the role of the 'organising authority' for the services which fall within their responsibility. At the same time, for most types of public service, they have a range of management solutions available to them: various forms of direct management (direct, autonomous or tailored local authority control); various forms of management under contract (operating tender, lease, etc.).
The engineers, financiers and lawyers at Espelia assist local authorities in defining selection criteria which are appropriate to their specific circumstances (e.g. cost, expected technical performance, legal robustness, flexibility, local economic knock-on effects, match with the available technical capacities) before identifying and testing the various modes of implementation and then assisting them in making a choice. They also assist in defining the characteristics of the mode of management selected (duration, performance objectives, etc.) and in optimising the relationship between the organising authority / operator (mechanisms for decision-making, mechanisms for overseeing and monitoring the service, etc.).
Espelia realizes missions which contain a choice of the modes(fashions) of management of public services in the following sectors :
- Economic activity
- Organisation and governance of culture and tourism
- Show venues
- Museums, cultural centres, theme parks
- Communal catering
- Health - Seniors Citizens - Social
- Sports – Leisure
- Smart city - ITC
- Water and aquatic environments
- Energy and lighting