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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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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Term Shared Professional Services Contract

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A 4 year contract to be the sole supplier of professional services expertise relating to highways and transport (e.g. highway and transport design, transport modelling, feasibility studies etc.) to West Midlands Highway Alliance members (comprising Worcestershire County Council, Telford and Wrekin Council and potentially from 2014 Shropshire Council). There is an option to extend the contract for a further 2 years, linked to performance.

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“Our vision for a better Kirklees” A Social Value Guide

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This toolkit has been developed by Kirklees Council in order to provide guidance for council staff in achieving the outcomes outlined in the council’s Social Value Policy Statement. The toolkit explains the importance of integrating social value into every stage of the council’s commissioning cycle and how this can be done through the procurement process. An overview of relevant legislation and recent case studies is also given.

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The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012: One Year On

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This report outlines some of the progress made by commissioners in the year following the implementation of the The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012. Further context is given on UK and EU legislation on commissioning for social value. Numerous case studies are given on how organisations have commissioned for social value and have used this to benefit stakeholders.

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