This page gives you an overview of the commissioning cycle and suggests ways to get involved.
‘Commissioning’ is part of delivering public services. Public sector organisations use it to decide what services they are going to pay for and who is going to provide them.
Getting involved matters if you:
Commissioning should be an ongoing process. The public sector organisations (most often local government, the NHS or police) lead. The cycle goes through four main steps.
The results of a review phase feed into the next analysis phase so that the cycle continues.
Here are the main ways you can get involved as a group or organisation.
Commissioning can take up lots of time. It’s still a good idea to get connected even if you don't want to bid for a contract. Choose how involved you want to be.
This page was last reviewed for accuracy on 18 November 2020
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