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  • Case Study: Harrow Council
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    Case Study: Harrow Council

    Harrow Council and Social Value Portal (SVP) work together to pilot a Social Value assessment tool on a tender for the renovation and refurbishment of a council property in Harrow.     The SVP procurement platform was used to assess the Social Value of each bid based on a set of Themes, Outcomes and Measures (TOMs Matrix) developed by Harr...

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  • Social Value Maturity Index Launched!
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    Social Value Maturity Index Launched!

    Chris White MP says that the Social Value Act has the potential to transform public sector buying, to save money and unlock the inherent good in business Social value indexChris White MP for Warwick and Leamington, Laura Langstaff, Head of Procurement for OrbisGuy Battle, CEO Social Value Portal, Jonathon Porritt CBEChris White MP for Warwick and Leamingt...

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    Can The Rail Industry Deliver Social Value?

    Guest Blog – Liz Holford Rail is an important industry in Great Britain, employing around 212,000 people and enhancing the productive potential of the economy by around £10.2bn a year. Key industry players have collaborated with Business in the Community and Rail magazine to publish “A Guide to Responsible Business”. It’s a sponsored publication,...

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    Lord Young Review of The Social Value Act

      Headlines It is good news and bad news as The Cabinet Office publishes its review by Lord Young of The Social Value Act today. Key Points ‘in a second’:- The Act is working where it is being applied properly The Act is delivering real benefits in terms of quality and cost savings Commissioners are permitted to consider social value as widely as t...

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    Much More (Still) to Do

    It’s been a busy few weeks at The Social Value Portal with the first results of our Local Authority Survey, the first meeting of our Non-Exec Steering Committee and dinner with Nick Hurd MP, along with discussions with Bristol City Council, Woking Borough Council, Chesterfield Council, the Society of Procurement Officers and the MOD. First of all, result...

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