Managed competition for Nevada
Joe Schoenmann at the Las Vegas Sun has a great article today on the merits of “managed competition,” an approach that NPRI has highlighted in the past.
Using this approach, government solicits bids for the provision of public services and allows public employee unions to submit bids in competition with private firms. The contracts awarded are performance-based and often lead to significant gains in quality as well as reductions in cost.
In a majority of cases, these bids are won by unionized public employees. Yet, the mere exposure to competition forces public employees to identify and eliminate inefficiencies in order to deliver lower-cost and higher-quality services.
Managed competition is an approach that should be seriously considered at all levels of government in Nevada.