Commissioning and procurement is how government and public bodies (whether they be the NHS, a local council or a government department) make contracts with others to provide services. This could be a one-off contract to build a new road, or to provide long-term healthcare for a town, and anything in between. Commissioning has become more and more important in recent years as government bodies get others to provide services and do work on their behalf.

This toolkit is intended to help small organisations:

  •   Understand commissioning law better; and
  •  Give some ideas about how to avoid common commissioning problems

It is part of a project undertaken within the Justice First Fellowship programme, of which Joe Vester is an associate member.  The guide was produced with additional funds from Matrix Causes Fund.

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