• Barking & Dagenham Children's Policy - Direct link to the LBBD Children’s Services Department, Children’s Policy and trust Commissioning page. Includes information on the Children and Young People’s Plan, Performance, Management Information and Planning etc.
  • Barking & Dagenham Procurement - Direct link to the procurement pages on LBBD’s website. Provides a range of information on procurement, including rules, regulations and processes, as well as advertisements.
  • Barking & Dagenham Social Services Contracts - Direct link to the LBBD Adult and Community Services, Contracts and Business Unit. Information on current and forthcoming tenders.
  • ChangeUp, London - London Regional Consortium (LRC) steers the ChangeUp process in London. London Voluntary Service Council (LVSC) lead the drafting of the London Infrastructure Development Plan and project manage liaison between the LRC and the VCS.
  • Move On Website for Practice Literacy and Numeracy Tests
  • www.auditcommission.gov.uk - The Audit Commissions job is to ensure that public services deliver value for money. Covers housing, health, criminal justice and fire rescue services.
  • www.bdcvs.org.uk - The site will provide up to date information on commissioning and procurement opportunities available for the voluntary and community sector.
  • www.bipsolutions.com - Business Information Publications is a comprehensive source of information and library of publications in relation to all central government procurement guidance and contract points. Includes national health service, EU directive updates and some high level local authority material.
  • www.businesslink.gov.uk - This is the national business service offering support and advice to small businesses. Includes guidance for small business into public sector procurement.
  • www.charitycommission.gov.uk - This website provides information on a wide range of topics and publications for the VCS, including charities and contracts, and collabritive working and mergers.
  • www.cipfa.org.uk/shop - Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). Provides comprehensive procurement related information and is a valuable tool and resource to access up to date information on current initiatives, toolkits, research and developments in procurement, and the sharing of best practice.
  • www.communities.gov.uk - Department of Communities and local government (DCLG) website. DCLG is responsible for national policy on local government in England. Contains a wealth of information, including LSP’s, LAA’s, local governance and democracy. Also contains the new white paper -‘Strong and Prosperous Communities.
  • www.elcvsnetwork.org.uk - The East London CVS Network covers the geographical sub-region of the London boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Bexley, Greenwich, Hackney, Havering, Lewisham, Newham, Redbridge, and Tower Hamlets.
  • www.foi.gov.uk - Freedom of Information Act aims to create a culture of openness accountability and transparency. Provides information on your rights and how to access them
  • www.futurebuilders-england.org.uk - This website has advice for voluntary and community organisations looking for finance to help expand on services to the public, with advice on finding a purchaser.
  • www.governmentfunding.org.uk - The Voluntary and Community Sector Funding Portal, also known as governmentfunding.org.uk.
  • www.nao.org.uk - The National Audit Office examines the government expenditure on behalf of Parliament. The site includes Working with the Third Sector (June 2005), which looks at how government departments and other public bodies can work with the VCS to achieve ‘value for money’ in services to the public.
  • www.odpm.gov.uk - Provides key documents and references for implementation of the governments National Procurement Strategy for Local Government.
  • www.ogc.gov.uk - (Office of Government Commerce). The site offers guidance under its Government Marketplace, Better Regulation Task Force (BRTF) programme to the VCS, including a toolkitand guidance called ‘think smart, think voluntary sector.
  • www.ourpartnership.org.uk - Contains information on and promotes best practice for individuals and organisations working in partnerships between the voluntary and public sectors. Is an NCVO project supported by the Home Office's Active Communities Unit.
  • www.sbs.gov.uk - A small business service from the OGC. Provides information on a variety of subjects such as LEGI, Social Enterprises and Legal Structures. Provides information on how government is helping smaller organisations becoming part of the contracting framework.
  • www.supply2.gov.uk - It is a new government-backed service designed specifically to give organisations easy access to lower-value contract opportunities (typically worth under £100,000) offered by the public sector acros
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