Social value enhancement
While larger corporates have resources at their disposal to understand this landscape, start-ups and SMEs are faced with the challenge of balancing growth and responsibility.
Social Value is being applied across all sectors of procurement - often with great success. However, there is a danger that buyers fail to recognise the specific challenges facing Professional Services sector. This session examines the challenges as well as the latest guidance available to buyer and suppliers.
We are 10 years into the Act but less than 50% of Councils in England actually make their Social Value Policies easy to access. This session looks at how leading councils are engaging their supply chain especially VCSE and SMEs.
This session looks at ways that businesses can scale a localised approach and measure the impact of their actions.
This session is specifically at buyers who are at the start of their journey in embedding social value into procurement and want to learn from those who are more expert. It includes examples on how best to develop a social value policy and the dos and don'ts from those who have done it all before.
What happens when it goes wrong, and how can we ensure that social value is actually delivered? This is session is for procurement and commissioning colleagues and maps out how to avoid contractual pitfalls and what to do when suppliers fail to deliver
Today, the digital sector is vast. So many services are delivered and procured digitally and this is only going to grow. The public sector is just as much a part of this as the private sector; spend by local government in the digital sector is currently estimated to be about £2.6 billion.
The 'Maximising Social Value in Design' guidance document aims to share the Social Value in Design Taskforce’s findings of how social value can be integrated into the design process and what design decisions allow for end-users and wider community members outside a design team to continue creating a legacy of social value.
The pandemic brought several matters to the surface – that the world is uneven, and that our society is, in many ways, even more unequal than we ever imagined. But it has also shown us the power of community, our neighbour ‘hood’.
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