Commissioning practice in Hampshire. The results are in!


Action Hampshire recently carried out some research into Local Commissioning in Hampshire.

  • An on-line survey was circulated around Hampshire’s voluntary and community sector organisation in October/November 2017
  • 12 questions were asked about local commissioning practices
  • 181 responses were received

Please click the links below to read the full report.

Captured by a report from Lloyds Bank Foundation’s called ‘Commissioning in Crisis. How current contracting and procurement processes threaten the survival of small charities’, we decided to undertake our own research focusing locally in Hampshire.

The survey covered a range of topics, this included participants thoughts on bidding for contracts, the impact of tendering on their organisation and ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’ examples of commissioning practice.

  • 60% of respondents said that they currently had contracts with statutory bodies
  • 34% of respondents said that they had stopped bidding for statutory contracts
  • 30% of respondents said that they are considering not bidding for further public sector contracts

Why is this?
You can find out by clicking on the short summary and full report.

We thought the findings were fascinating (and somewhat alarming!), so we are hosting a half day workshop to bring together voluntary sector organisations and public sector commissioners to start the process of making commissioning work better for Hampshire:

The event will be held at:

  • Hope Church in Winchester
  • Wednesday 27 June, 9:30 -1:30
  • The morning will include guest speakers, group discussion and networking opportunities

For more information and to book your place please click here

Thank you so much to those who participated in the survey – we really appreciate the time and effort you took to share your experiences.

In case you’re interested, we have also recently carried out some research on the “State of the Voluntary Sector in Hampshire”. Summary and full version can also be found by clicking here

If you would like to discuss this research in further detail, please email Kirsty Rowlinson