Commissioning is the process of finding, hiring and managing another individual or organisation to deliver a project or programme of work on your behalf. It is also known as ‘contracting out’, ‘outsourcing’ or ‘procurement’.

This briefing deals mainly with the opportunities for established voluntary arts groups to bid for contracts from commissioning bodies, such as local authorities. In this context, commissioning has taken on a wider meaning, referring to the way in which commissioning bodies decide how best to deliver essential services to local communities, using the external resources available to them.

Briefing Details:- 

  • The pros and cons of commissioning
  • Bidding
  • Further resources

Briefing 142: Commissioning