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Good practice guidance for managing the commercial lifecycle

The NAO has previously issued its insights and emerging best practice in commercial and contract management (2016), a good practice framework for contract management (2016) and a guide to commercial relationships (2017). Since then, the Government Commercial Function has improved its standards, rules and principles to provide clarity for professionals involved in government’s commercial activities.

The Good practice guidance for managing the commercial lifecycle will provide updated insight across each stage of the commercial lifecycle, from developing a commercial strategy, through to awarding and managing contracts, and contract termination and transition. This will draw on the NAO’s substantial knowledge in its reports with commercial themes.