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Salford City Council has produced this short document outlining how they used a social value approach in commissioning of services for recovering drug addicts and alcoholics. Prospective suppliers were asked how they would provide social, environmental and economic value to Salford in addition to providing the best possible services.
This document outlines what the Council is seeking to achieve for Manchester’s residents and neighborhoods through Social Value. Its intention is to provide guidance, information and contact details as a support to suppliers when considering their ‘offer’ and delivery of social value when engaging in a Manchester procurement tender and the successful award of a contract. Continue reading
This Social Value commissioning policy document from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority outlines the councils objectives of, among other things,: creating jobs, improving living standards and making Manchester more environmentally sustainable. It also provides examples of what might be required of organisations working with the authority in order to meet these objectives. Continue reading
Salford City Council has documents outlining in detail their social value policies and the positive impact that these policies have had on Salford’s economy and public services. Continue reading
This case study document from the Newcastle City Council outlines how this council has implemented Social Value policies in their commissioning procedures and public service provisioning. Continue reading
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
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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.
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.