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Social Value a Key Component in Winning Public Sector Contracts

Social Value a Key Component in Winning Public Sector Contracts
30 September 2020 | Updated 27 October 2020
 

In order to win government work, organisations must be able to prove how they’ll deliver on social value.

As set out in the procurement policy note: “Taking Account of Social Value in the Award of Central Government Contracts,” from 1 January 2021 “social value should be explicitly evaluated in all central government procurement.”

Previously, under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, social value only needed to be “considered”.

This marks a growing emphasis on corporate social responsibility and sustainability, a move which can be seen in the wider facilities management world as organisations seek to re-prioritise green initiatives. 

 

Post-COVID Employment, Managing Cyber Security Risk and Supporting Diversity and Inclusion

 

The scope of the policy includes objectives such as:

 

  • Creating employment, re-training and other return to work opportunities for those left unemployed by COVID-19.
  • Demonstrating action to identify and manage cyber security risks in the delivery of the contract including in the supply chain.
  • Creating a diverse supply chain to deliver the contract including new businesses and entrepreneurs, start-ups.
  • Delivering additional environmental benefits in the performance of the contract including working towards net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Support in-work progression to help people, including those from disadvantaged or minority groups, to move into higher paid work by developing new skills relevant to the contract.

 

Picture: a photograph of two people signing a paper contract

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 30 September 2020

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