The public sector is increasingly involved in commissioning and procuring public services, rather than directly providing them. Effective procurement relies on strong competition. The government's procurement activities can also play an important role in shaping markets and supporting competition in the long term.
The aim of work within this theme is to provide practical guidance to policymakers and commissioners of public services in local, central and devolved government on how to leverage competition to provide high quality public services at a reasonable price.
We also aim to clarify how competition law applies to government procurement processes.
Responding to Department of Health call for evidence on procurement, and working with the Government Procurement Service to create some competition law training modules.