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Many Bristol VCS organisations are interested in commissioning – to influence processes so that commissioned services focus on the most precarious communities; and to be commissioned to deliver services in communities. Voscur works in many ways to support the process and VCS engagement with commissioning.
Latest commissioning news
- Bristol City Council Community Support Services tender is now live. Click here for more information
- Bristol City Council commissioning intentions (April 2016)
- Bristol City Council Cabinet paper, including approved Social Value Policy (March 2016)
- Voscur/VCSE sector response to Bristol City Council consultation on draft Social Value Policy (Dec15)
- Social Value papers: Report from 20/4/15 Inquiry Day and Voscur's supportive statement to Business Change Scrutiny Commission (20/7/15)
- Voscur/Bristol Compact inputs to 20/4/15 Inquiry Day at Bristol City Council: VCS priorities and EU Procurement & Bristol potential
- Delivering social value leads to better services and cost savings for commissioners, shows new report
- Case study of a successful commissioning process in Bristol
- The journey from grants to contracts for Bristol’s BME voluntary groups
- TUPE – see our resources page
- Bristol City Council Guidance on collaborating and procurement and Collaborating and grants
- Bristol City Council - update on the 'Commissioning and the VCS' action plan (2014)
Commissioning opportunities – to influence and to deliver
Consultation stage links
Procurement stage links
- Bristol City Council use an e-system called ProContract. You can register with ProContract, no charge, and get updates on procurement opportunities. To register with ProContract and find out more about contracting with Bristol City Council click here
- All governement, including local authority contracts over £10,000 can be seen at the national contracts finder web site. Click here
- Check web sites of government agencies - 'news', 'get involved' and 'events' to see what procurement is being planned
Are you commissioning ready?
Bristol City Council's glossary of terms for commissioning and procurement.
Collaboration Support Resources