Commissioning is the process of identifying needs and securing services for the Council, from assessing priorities to managing and monitoring the way services are provided to residents.
In 2010, the Council agreed that it should focus on the following key functions:
Becoming a strategic commissioning body means we aim to increasingly commission services externally, by working with the voluntary sector, private sector and community groups to understand needs, priorities and agree the outcomes that local people want to see from services.
In working towards these goals, we have joined with other organisations to create the following bodies:
Children's services for Richmond and Kingston Councils are delivered by Achieving for Children (AfC), a Community Interest Company wholly owned by the two Councils, which went live on 1 April 2014. Contract opportunities run by AfC will continue to be advertised through the Council website.
The Joint Commissioning Collaborative (JCC) jointly manages the commissioning of adult health and social care and children’s health services in the Borough.
We follow a framework to ensure all commissioning is carried out in a consistent way. More about our commissioning cycle.
Specific procurement opportunities are advertised on our website. More about the procurement process.
Further information is available for voluntary and community organisations interested in bidding for contracts.
Updated: 3 November 2014