Understanding Commissioning and Procurement: A Guide for Local Compacts

commissioning guide coverEqually relevant to voluntary sector organisations and Compact partnerships, this detailed guide includes: 

  • Guidance on what the commissioning cycle looks like,
  • How and when Compact groups and voluntary organisations can engage with commissioners and what the challenges are
  • A practical action list for Compact groups (or any voluntary organisations seeking to work with commissioners), and a glossary of terms.

The guide covers service design and planning, legislative contexts, types of contracts, the tendering process, and much more.

Written by Helen Thomas for Compact Voice in July 2013. 

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