Commissioning and Contracting


1 day

Who is it aimed at?

Intended participants would be charity organisations, community leaders, aspiring community leaders (people becoming Active Citizens), Managers in Third sector organisations or Micro-Enterprises/SMEs and other Charity organisations.

There is no pre-entry requirement for the course.

Aims & Objectives

Aim: To enable organisations to understand Commissioning and Contracting processes


  • To explore differences between Commissioning & Contracting
  • To understand full Commissioning process
  • To understand the difference between Commissioning and Procurement
  • To understand Contracting process
  • To enable participants to be Commissioning and Contracting ready

Outline of the programme

The module will enable the learners to understand what Commissioning means and the Commissioning Cycle for them to understand how a Commission is established.  It will develop understanding on Procurement and its principles.  It will also provide differences between Commissioning and Contracting.

It will further explore resources to find appropriate Tendering opportunities.  Type of tenders and will be explained and discussed.

Through inter active exercise it will create an understanding on the Tender Readiness Pack including its relation to the Constitution of the organisation. In discussion with the leaners, it will create Readiness to Tender list.

The module will enhance understanding at the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) stage. It will provide an insight at the following stage of Invitation to Tender (ITT).

Do’s and Don’ts during the last stage of Presentation to the panel will be explored and leaners will prepare a group presentation to develop their understanding of the full tendering process.

Teaching and Learning Strategy

  • Formal presentations
  • Interactive exercises
  • Group Exercises
  • Discussion
  • Questions and Answers sessions
  • Reflective Journal
  • Peer learning session
  • Hand Outs

Learning hours

7 hours 30 minutes

How is the course recognised?

Each participant will receive a certificate from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) on the completion of the course including Reflective Journal.

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