What you need to do to get the right organisations providing services for your social services procurement.
Detailed information on sourcing providers for any procurement is in Guide to procurement - Source section of our website.
You'll find out how to:
Extra information specific to social services procurements is below.
For social services procurements, you should also:
Use the contract templates and tools within the Streamlined Contracting Framework when contracting with NGO providers.
Short-term contracts (one to three years) cause a lot of issues in the social sector. Longer-term contracts of three to five years generally help to support good relationships and continuous improvement.
Short-term contracts are suitable when: