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NAO guidance

NAO: Decision Support Tool

NAO: Intelligent Monitoring

NAO: Working with the Third Sector

Other guidance

BIS Prompt Payment Guidance for Public Sector Organisations

BIS: How the State Aid rules impact upon funding for the delivery of Public Services including Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI) (pdf – 201KB)

Civil Service: Magenta Book – Guidance notes for Policy Evaluation and Analysis (pdf – 3112KB)

Commission for the Compact: Commissioning Guidance (pdf – 1237KB)

Commission for the Compact: Local Compacts

Commission for the Compact: The Compact (pdf – 294KB)

Commission for the Compact: The Compact and Procurement Law FAQs (pdf – 921KB)

Ernst & Young LLP and Frontier Economics Ltd: Understanding health care markets: a PCT guide to market analysis and market management (pdf – 453KB)

HM Treasury / NAO / OGC / Cabinet Office: Improving Financial Relationships with the Third Sector: Guidance to Funders and Purchasers (pdf – 696KB)

HM Treasury: Managing Public Money

HM Treasury: Managing risk with delivery partners

HM Treasury: Regularity, Propriety and Value for Money

HM Treasury: The Orange Book – Management of Risk – Principles and Concepts (pdf – 473KB)

IDeA: Manager’s Guide to Procurement

IFF Research Ltd: Third Sector Market Mapping – research report for the Department of Health (pdf – 1275KB)

NAVCA and NCVO: Pathways Through The Maze – a guide to procurement law

NEF: Camden Sustainable Commissioning Model

NHS: Principles and rules for Cooperation and Competition (pdf – 139KB)

NHS: World Class Commissioning competencies

NHS: World Class Commissioning: Achieving the Competencies

Office of the Third sector: Social Return On Investment guidance (pdf – 2430KB)

OGC: EU Procurement Thresholds

OGC: Introduction to Public Procurement

OGC: Procurement Policy

Treasury Solicitor’s Department: The Judge Over Your Shoulder (pdf – 353KB)


ACEVO – Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations

Audit Commission

CIPFA – Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

Commission for the Compact

Committee on Standards in Public Life

Communities and Local Government

Competition Commission

Department of Health

HM Treasury

IDeA – the Improvement & Development Agency

Local Government Association

NAVCA – National Association for Voluntary and Community Action

NCVO – National Council for Voluntary organisations

OGC – Office for Government Commerce

Office of the Third Sector

Social Enterprise Coalition

SROI Network


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