Will the consortium enforce quality standards in addition to members’ internal quality review mechanisms?
Greater Together requires organisations to operate to high standards of quality. Organisations that hold sub-contracts will be routinely monitored and evaluated with respect to the quality of the services they offer. A key eligibility criterion for consortium membership is adoption of an externally recognised and validated QA system or set of standards (e.g. PQASSO, Investors in People or ISO 9001). To be considered for full membership an organisation must already have such a system in place or be actively engaged in putting it in place in the near future. Greater Together will monitor organisations against this requirement. However, beyond this, Greater Together will not intrude into organisations’ internal systems for quality review. These will be for the organisation in question to determine and operate.