Public Sector Commissioning
A partnership of organisations including NCVO, has won a contract to deliver the Commissioning Academy. Cabinet Office has now outsourced the flagship Commissioning Academy programme, which has developed over 1,000 public service commissioners in its first three years.
Its aim is to inspire commissioners to be bolder, more creative and overcome barriers to designing and commissioning really good public services.
This could be an opportunity for VCS to have a mature dialogue with commissioners, and influence commissioners’ thinking on some key concerns, such as the application of social value in contracts, and the barriers preventing greater involvement of voluntary organisations in public services.
If you have any good examples of partnership based commissioning or supply chain development or provider development commissioning please email rawm@ rawm.org.uk. We'd like to share any good practice or innovative ways of working between public sector commissioners and the voluntary sector.