The Commercial Continuous Improvement Assessment Framework is designed to help drive continuous improvement in commercial practices across the public sector.
The Commercial Continuous Improvement Assessment Framework (CCIAF) was co-authored by the Cabinet Office, NHS, central government organisations and the wider public sector. It is intended for use by any public sector organisation who wishes to benchmark their commercial maturity against other public sector organisations.
- The Commercial Continuous Improvement Assessment Framework This framework updates the Government Commercial Operating Standards (GCOS) Assessment Framework GovS 008: Annex E which was successful in raising standards across central government. The Framework is closely aligned to the Government Functional Standard for Commercial (GovS 008) which provides further context for the content within this framework and additional general commercial guidance for organisations.
- Government Functional Standard – GovS 008: Commercial The standard forms part of a suite of functional standards that set expectations for management within government and provide guidance for the wider public sector. This is currently being updated and will be reissued in July 2021. Until this point the Government Functional Standard should continue to be used.
From: Government Commercial Function
Published: 4 February 2016
Date: 5 May 2021, see all updates