After highlighting some of the best resources available on commissioning and procurement last week, it would be silly not to mention the new Commissioning Academy, launched by the Cabinet Office at the end of last week.
The Commissioning Academy will:
bring commissioners from different parts of the public sector together to learn from the example of the most successful commissioning organisations. It will develop a cadre of professionals who are progressive in their outlook on how the public sector uses the resources available.
The programme aims to help commissioners deliver more efficient and effective public services. Success will mean commissioners embracing new and innovative forms of delivery, better outcomes for citizens and better value for money.
A brochure for the Commissioning Academy is here and a framework document, which summarises what commissioning means to the Commissioning Academy, is here.
You can find the Commissioning Academy on Twitter @CommissioningAc.