Commissioning is a step-by-step process that helps choose priorities using the resources available to improve outcomes for our residents. A robust commissioning process makes best use of the available resources.
The Council's vision for improving outcomes for local people is clearly articulated in the Community Strategy 'The Manchester Way 2006-2015. The vision is informed by understanding local needs and priorities, based on the State of the City reports and the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). They direct the development of commissioning intentions and procurement activity and through the corporate business planning process The Council.
External links to commissioning advice:
Local Government Association - guidance on commissioning services
The National Health Service (NHS) - guides on world class commissioning