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Social Value and Sustainability; same activity, different focus?

The Social Value Act (2012) requires public procurement teams to include consideration of social, economic, and environmental elements into their processes. Although it is not a requirement in all cases (currently) it has raised the profile of what we would term sustainability with these teams.

We have worked extensively with procurement teams in universities. We have provided training, helped teams embed sustainability in procurement process and practice and produced a range of sector guidance and insights.

Making sense of the language, the ways of considering and measuring social value and embedding this meaningfully remains the task. We help teams exactly how they can deliver social value.

Embedding Social Value: Team Project developed for Yorkshire and Humber Police Regional Procurement Team

We have worked closely with the Regional Procurement Team for Yorkshire and the Humber Police Forces helping them to deliver their ‘best in class’ social value activity.

We have:

  • Reviewed and updated key strategic documents to embed social value
  • Developed and delivered tailored social value training for their team
  • Supported category managers to embed social value in their process and practice
  • Created guidance materials so key stakeholders can understand social value
  • Launched a tailored social value action planning tool for use by police suppliers
  • Generated impact reports to help them communicate their social value contribution

If you want to offer practical, tailored support to help your team to embed social value, get in touch

Sector Action Learning Project: Exploring Social Value with Public Sector Procurement Teams

We initiated an action learning project with public sector procurement leaders to critically explore social value in practice. This was delivered in partnership with the Social Value Engine. Learning from this project will be made publicly available shortly.

We love working on innovative projects with sector leaders, if you have an idea you would like to discuss, get in touch

Using our NETpositive Engagement software to deliver social value: 

We have developed a tailored Social Value Action Planning Tool in partnership with BlueLight Commercial Services for use by all of the 43 UK Police Forces with their suppliers.

This is provided free for all suppliers and enables them to explore social value, access support and guidance and create a social value action plan for their business.

For more information about our NETpositive engagement software and you could use it to support your stakeholders get in touch.