Contract management professional standards

Guidance to help any civil servant who works with third-party suppliers or contracts, even if this is only a small part of your role.



This guidance is to help you when working with contracts and third party providers in government.

It outlines the technical and relationships skills to demonstrate with your suppliers. These skills are at three capability levels called Foundation, Practitioner and Expert, which are not based on your Civil Service grade.

All training and accreditation is based on these Standards, so they give you a headstart.

Please read them alongside Civil Service Competency Framework, Civil Service Leadership Statement and The Civil Service Code. For more detailed guidance, please see the cross government Contract Management Best Practice Guide.

Published 22 February 2018
Last updated 22 February 2018 + show all updates
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