We have recently published a statement outlining how we will do more to help you deliver additional social benefits, in line with legislation, including the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, which requires buyers to consider what additional social, environmental and economic benefits can be delivered through the contract.
Sam Rowbury, Director of Policy at CCS said:
“We recognise that for many of our customers across the public sector, maximising value means both saving money and securing social value for citizens.
“We’re making sure that our customers can use our deals to deliver the specific social value benefits they are looking for.
“Social value benefits could be anything from creating more apprenticeships for young people, to reducing carbon emissions or promoting equality and diversity.”
What we’re doing
We are working to increase social value by:
- making sure all relevant new deals offer social value opportunities and give you the flexibility to specify and evaluate social value at call-off
- reviewing current deals to identify social value opportunities
- providing tools and guidance to help build social value into procurements and measure the social value element of bids received
- listening to customers, understanding their needs and learning from other organisations
- working with suppliers so they are ready to respond to the requirements of public bodies
The most popular 20 frameworks that we offer have been assessed and are ready to help you secure social benefits now. This includes the National Energy Performance Contracting and Technology Products 2 frameworks.
In future, frameworks will be designed to give you the flexibility you need to decide your own social value benefits, in keeping with your social value objectives.
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