The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) has undertaken an array of work around procurement in recent years. A key component of this has been work undertaken collaboratively with Manchester City Council for the last ten years. 

CLES has now written the key activities, achievements, next steps, and lessons learnt from this work into a publication which you may find of interest:

https://cles.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/The-Power-of-Procurement-II-the-policy-and-practice-of-Manchester-City-Council-10-years-on_web-version.pdf

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