Commissioning Framework

How we work

The Sutton approach to commissioning always begins with our commissioning principles.

The 5 principles form the basis of what we do and should be used by commissioners as the foundation when embarking on a commissioning exercise.

As principles they inform the underlying sense of how we will commission rather than act as a prescriptive checklist.

The Commissioning Board directs and manages our approach through oversight of the Strategic Commissioning Plan, this Commissioning Framework, market shaping and market development and procurement compliance. A summary of the Board's responsibilities, Terms of Reference and membership and description of the Board's Gateway process can be found through the links attached.

Our standards form a key part of the Gateway process which the Board uses to consider and approve commissioning activity. The standards can be found via the 'Guidance for Commissioners' page.