Where does “commissioning” stop and “procurement” start?

The Blog has been talking for some considerable time to anyone who will listen (including the delegates at a conference for GPs looking at the new commissioning/ procurement obligations of Clinical Commissioning Groups) about the false distinction often drawn between Commissioning and Procurement.

There is often a failure to realise that these two functions are really two aspects of what should be a seamless and integrated whole. Our view is that they are interdependent and that the sooner procurement is taught, learned and delivered in that context the better (both for the public and the private sectors).

This Spend Matters piece is an excellent assessment:

http://tinyurl.com/pxfg5y2

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