A councillor's guide to procurement (PDF, 40 pages, 434 KB)

Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply website

Examples of procurement, commissioning and category cycles

Category Cycle: Download the graphic

Two cycles: Download the graphic

LGA/CIPS Corporate Award

LGA and NAG are developing, in partnership with CIPS and others, a syndicated ‘Corporate Award' for formal procurement training.  For more information see the flyer.

Commissioning Academy for Elected Members

The LGA, working in partnership with the Cabinet Office Commissioning Academy programme, is pleased to offer this fully subsidised two-day training course for elected members. Aimed at leaders, portfolio holders and chairs of scrutiny, these sessions will help councillors explore ways to improve the commissioning activity of their councils through political leadership. For more information see this flyer.

Case Studies
Read about Suffolk and Hertfordshire's approaches to involving young people in procurement and commissioning here.