Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Establish structures for effective commissioning: mix and match your way to a better system

A practical tool for commissioners to ‘mix and match’ your way to a better commissioning system.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Financial relationships with third sector organisations

The National Audit Office commissioned OPM to research the Government’s financial relationships with third sector organisations. In so doing OPM looked at the existing guidance and the experience of stakeholders in commissioning third sector organisations in provider roles for local authorities and primary care trusts.

The resultant decision support tool seeks to provide practical support for ‘real-life’ decisions about the design of appropriate funding models. It is designed to help ensure programmes are effective, economical and efficient.

It is intended to be used by commissioners at a local level e.g. in local government and local health services but its messages are relevant to all commissioners and will be of interest to TSOs and other stakeholders.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Effective commissioning supports good strategic decisions

A checklist for good commissioning to assess how well you are doing and what to aim for. Contains a comparison of effective and ineffective commissioning. Aimed at local authorities and adult and children’s services.

Monday, August 9, 2010

New models of public service ownership: a guide to commissioning, policy and practice

This is a practical guide to commissioning, policy and practice for public services considering moving services to employee ownership. It is one in a series of reports from our public interest research programme which, as part of our commitment to public service improvement, aims to disseminate the findings from research on topics of pressing public interest.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Multi-Level Commissioning: Literature Review

OPM were asked to conduct a review of the available literature examining the concept of multi-level commissioning. This report presents the main findings from the review, summarising the key messages from the literature about the issues surrounding commissioning processes, the potential of devolved commissioning and what implications changes in these areas may have for children’s services. The review reflects the changing landscape of commissioning and the rapid development and evolution of approaches to commissioning.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Integrated Commissioning for Children’s Services

A practical guide to the development of simple commissioning frameworks and clear structures for children’s services authorities. It explore what integrated commissioning for children’s services means and how it works in practice.