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Civil Service Awards 2020: The Commercial Award

Not many award winners can genuinely claim to have helped save thousands of lives. But then, you probably haven’t met the Complex Transactions Team in the Cabinet Office, who topped the Commercial Award category. Jim Harra, First Permanent Secretary and …

Civil Service Awards 2019 - Week of Winners: Commercial Award

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The DHSC winners of the Commercial Award, with award presenter John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service & Permanent Secretary for the Cabinet Office

The Voluntary Pricing and Access Scheme Negotiating Team in the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England received the Commercial Award for securing a five-year deal to accelerate the uptake of new innovative medicines for NHS patients.

Commercial awareness, contract management and service delivery

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HMRC Chief Executive Jon Thompson says it’s not just ‘commercial’ civil servants who need to understand and manage contracts. Increasing numbers of colleagues can benefit from being more aware of the skills required and the training available.

How commercially aware are you?

Logo for Commercial Awareness Week 2018

John Manzoni highlights the learning available in Commercial Awareness Week (7 to 11 May) to develop civil servants' appreciation of the importance of our commercial activities, and how understanding them can help us in our work.