Understanding commissioning: a practical guide for the culture and sport sector

Local Government (LG) Improvement and Development (now LGA) published a new guide designed to help people in the culture and sport sector understand the process of strategic commissioning in public services and how to engage in it to produce better outcomes for communities.

The document is designed to help those working in the sector:

  • influence and engage in strategic commissioning corporately and within the local strategic partnership (LSP) where culture and sport has a significant contribution to make
  • commission culture and sport services to deliver these outcomes at the operational level.

It aims to provide culture and sport organisations with greater understanding of strategic commissioning, the opportunities and challenges, and some tools to operate more effectively in the context of modern public service delivery.

Understanding commissioning: a practical guide for the culture and sport sector (PDF, 72 pages, 1.2MB large file)

We have also developed a series of guidance documents to supplement the guide:

In additional, we have provided a set of 11 core competencies developed by Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust to tackle strategic commissioning:

Developing core competencies (PDF, 11 pages, 209KB)

See also:

Strategic commissioning evaluation report part 1: Main report

Strategic commissioning evaluation report part 2: Detailed project reports

Strategic commissioning evaluation report part 3: Examples of commissioning landscape mapping

 

12 September 2013