Case study: Bristol City Council

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Here is a set of documents from Bristol City Council outlining their Social value policy and going into the details of how the council applies social value to its policies in commissioning related particularly to environmental issues, boosting employment and supporting small local businesses. Continue reading

Coventry City Council Social Value resources page

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This resource from the Coventry City Council website outlines the council’s social value policies and contains numerous case studies of social value policies being put into practice with positive results.

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Case study: Birmingham City Council

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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.

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Case Study: Adur and Worthing Councils.

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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.

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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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