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Step 1 of 6

1. Procure the service

To procure the service to deliver best value and impact.

Main Activities

Procure the service.

N.B. Detailed guidance on good procurement practice in the context of outcome based commissioning is provided in our Procurement technical guide.

Key Considerations

  • Choose the appropriate procedure and process to deliver the best value and impact.
  • Create a specification that encompasses the range of preferences and considerations produced in the development phase.
  • Create an evaluation process that considers the full range of value creators, including social value and the value of a collaborative relationship. 


  1. Award the contract to the provider that offers best value and maximum impact.