The importance of effective commissioning has never been greater for local government. The demand for public services is increasing, while resources are drastically reducing. The pressure to find greater efficiencies and improve productivity is driving councils to look for different ways to deliver better outcomes for local people.

Procurement website

Our procurement pages have now moved to a dedicated Procurement site.

Specific commissioning resources

Commissioning effectively starts with a deep understanding of citizens and communities, ensuring services are designed and delivered according to their needs, aspirations and experiences.

There are a number programmes and guidance of commissioning:

















Productivity and Commissioning

Quick jump menu

1. Productivity expert
2. Shared services map
3. Procurement resources
4. Commissioning academy
5. Demand management
6. Adult social care efficiency
7. Economic growth adviser
8. Public land and property

One Public Estate programme
Government Property Unit
 Best practice - OPE councils, who's doing what
Key links and guidance
Central Government land release strategies
Press, publications and presentations

9. Digitalisation
10. Waste and energy

9 February 2017