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Tough choices for charities on commissioning - Wednesday 25 July 2007

Commissioning, unfashionable and long-neglected as the question of who should provide public services, now finds itself in the spotlight. The first national conference on commissioning last week highlighted its importance.

Few now question the premise that the third sector can be a provider of public services, but the principles on which services should be commissioned are still far from clear - not least the issue of how far third sector providers of services should also be involved in planning and commissioning those services and whether contract pricing can account for social values.

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