Free Course: Introduction to Commissioning

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This session will help voluntary and community groups to understand the commissioning processes in Leeds, who the key commissioners are, help you decide if contracting for services is for you and the next steps you should take.


This course is only available to Leeds based groupd and third sector organisations. Please read our cancellation policy below.

Course Description

Leeds City Council, NHS CCGs and other public sector purchasers of goods and services have moved from awarding only grants to more formal service level agreements and contracts. This is part of the commissioning process which involves the assessment of a community's needs and buying in organisations to provide services to meet those needs. Within the commissioning process commissioners are keen to explore new ways for those public agencies and the service providers to achieve better outcomes for local communities.

This course will include a brief demonstration by Neil Barrett, Procurement and Commercial Senior Officer, on using Yortender. Tony Bailey, Procurement Category Manager – Adults & Health, will attend part of the session to answer any of your questions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the commissioning process (including the commissioning cycle).
  • Know where to find funding opportunities through commissioning e.g. grants and contracts.
  • Clarify jargon around commissioning.
  • Know the pros and cons relating to commissioning.
  • Know if contracts are right for your organisation and what you want to deliver.
  • Where to find information, help and support.

Cancellation Policy

Please note as this course is a free course if you book a place and are unable to attend for any reason (i.e. illness, or other circumstances) and cannot send another colleague in your place, please let us know as soon as possible. If you give us less than 14 days notice you will be charged a  £10 non attendance fee.

Event Details

14th January 2020 09:45 through 12:45
Voluntary Action Leeds
34 Lupton Street
Leeds LS10 2QW
United Kingdom
Phone: 0113 297 7920

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