Commissioning and Contracting

Commissioning is the process of deciding what public services are needed and how best to use the resources available to get the best for local people.

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Over the years Councils, and other purchasers of goods and services like the NHS, have increasingly moved from awarding grants to fund organisations to deliver services, to more formal processes involving procurement and contracts.

Commissioning processes as a whole, and especially procurement, have become increasingly highly structured as a result of legislation and  regulation. Commissioners need to be clear about what exactly is being purchased and delivered, and what the benefits and impacts are, as well as exploring whether better value for money can be achieved or new ways of achieving better outcomes can be found.

There is plenty of opportunity for the third sector to access commissioning and contracting opportunities and support is available.

Follow @sltcleeds to keep up to date with key commissioning developments and opportunities in Leeds, or join the Leeds Commissioning Network.

 

In this section:
Commissioning The Basics

Commissioning is the process of deciding what public services are needed and how best to use the resources available to get the best for local people.

Collaboration and Consortium Building

Collaboration can take a range of forms and is a growing trend.

Leeds Health and Social Value Programme

An exciting new programme to develop a shared approach to commissioning for social value in Leeds has kicked off with great cross-sector attendance and enthusiasm

Commissioning in Leeds
Leeds

Leeds has a big vision for the future - to be the Best City in the UK in 2030.

Contracts Register
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The contracts register is the comprehensive list of all contracts, valued above £10,000, being procured by Leeds City Council and other councils from across Yorkshire and the Humber.