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Bristol: Transforming local commissioning and procurement


The Strategic Commissioning and Procurement Service at Bristol City Council (BCC) has incorporated many aspects of the Bristol Compact into its work.

Sunderland: Developing an innovative regional sharing network

Sunderland at awards

Sunderland Partnership developed a network where members reduce costs by swapping resources (either as a giveaway or loan). Sunderland Partnership has worked collaboratively with Sunderland City Council, Sunderland schools, Sunderland University, Voluntary and Community Action Sunderland and privately owned company WarpIT on the project.
The project was awarded the Compact Innovation Award at the 2013 Compact Awards ceremony (pictured). 

Read a blog by Daniel O'Connor from WarpIT
 explaining how others can get involved in their area.

Building partnerships through sharing unwanted 'stuff'

In this guest blog, Daniel O’Connor from WarpIT talks about his service (free for voluntary organisations) that allows them to take advantage of unwanted furniture, resources or kit for their offices.
The partnership WarpIT formed with Sunderland City Council was awarded the Compact Innovation Award at the 2013 Compact Awards.
Here, Daniel explains the benefits of the programme.

Understanding Commissioning and Procurement: A Guide for Local Compacts


Equally relevant to voluntary sector organisations and Compact partnerships, this detailed guide includes guidance on what the commissioning cycle looks like, how and when Compact groups and voluntary organisations can engage with commissioners and what the challenges are.

It also includes a practical action list for Compact groups (or any voluntary organisations seeking to work with commissioners), and a glossary of terms.

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