In January 2009 we submitted a detailed report to DWP, providing our insight and thoughts on the commissioning process of Phase 1 of Flexible New Deal, and the wider application of the DWP Code of Conduct as part of a “lessons learnt” exercise being taken forward by the Department. We are delighted that many of the suggestions that we tabled to DWP have now been adopted as recommendations for improvement to their commissioning model. You can see a summary of the DWP recommendations at the link below.  If you would like a copy of the feedback report that we submitted to DWP (which we also shared with ERSA, ALP and Phase 1 fND bidders), please get in touch with us – see our contacts page for details. http://www.dwp.gov.uk/supplyingdwp/what_we_buy/lessons_learnt_review.pdf