Modernising public sector provision: Procurement & the third sector

12th June 2007.

Local government spends over £40 billion of our taxes each year on external goods and services. Procurement covers all of the processes involved in requesting, ordering, auditing, and paying for goods and services from an external provider.1 This edition of Local Work considers the central issues of partnership with the third sector through procurement and commissioning with the aim of modernising public sector provision.