Civil Service: helping you with managing contracts and suppliers

Information on new training and accreditation available for any civil servant who works with contracts or suppliers, even if this is a small part of your role.



To support existing good practice, the Civil Service is investing in training and accreditation to help you with managing contracts and third-party providers in government.

Read this guidance to see what is available to you.

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Published 16 April 2018
Last updated 16 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. We have added information on when the training will be available and how to access it. We have also updated the definitions for Foundation, Practitioner and Expert level.
  2. We have added a couple of new links to the resources section.
  3. We have updated the yearly figure government spends on contracts from £44 billion to £49 billion as per the National Audit Office's report, 'A Short Guide to Commercial Relationships'. We have also included alternative signup information for civil servants who cannot access the Google form to signup for the mailing list from their department.
  4. First published.