Case study: Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City Council has attempted to implement social value driven policies in its procurement through the creation of the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility, encouraging public, private and third sector entities which do business with Birmingham City Council to commit themselves to maximising the well being of the local economy, community and environment.

 

https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/downloads/file/2471/birmingham_city_councils_social_value_policy

https://www.finditinbirmingham.com/feature/charter

Case Study: Adur and Worthing Councils.

This Report by the Director for Digital and Resources of Adur and Worthing Councils outlines how this local council authority has implemented Social value into their Procurement strategies and mindset with a mind to sustainability, environmental impact and maximising the positive impact on the local community and economy in 2016/17.

https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/media/media,144585,en.pdf

Guest Blog by Social Enterprise Mark CIC: Cutting out a more effective way of doing business?

Cutting out a more effective way of doing business?

This blog was originally published on the Social Enterprise Mark CIC website, and is available here.

Public sector commissioners are coming under unprecedented financial and political pressure to make huge savings, particularly in the health service.  Unfortunately, this type of pressure only leads to short-termism rather than more strategic, long term decision making.  The tight timetable for the submission of STPs (Sustainability and Transformation Plans) by government also added to these pressures.

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Social value and procurement – a toolkit for housing providers & contractors

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“Housing providers are expected to deliver more than ever before, but with less resource. Many are now turning to the supply chain to generate social value, but both housing providers and contractors have some key questions”

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Procuring for Good – How the Social Value Act is being used by local authorities

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“Published by Social Enterprise UK, this report paints the most comprehensive picture yet about how councils in England are using the Public Services (Social Value) Act.”

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Working with the public sector: busting the myths

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“A myth-busting guide to help social enterprises navigate procurement rules and processes, and for contracting public bodies who want to commission for social value and work with social enterprises. January 2013 (second edition).

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The Social Enterprise Supply Chain Guide

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“This guide is for big businesses and other organisations interested in buying goods and services from the UK’s social enterprise sector.

Social enterprises are different to ordinary businesses because they reinvest their profits for good, benefiting people and planet. When they profit, society profits. 

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