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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Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 – a brief guide

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This guide explains what social value is and how the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 differs from previous legislation and how it is intended to work in practice. It explains how the public sector can most effectively engage with this new legislation and how social enterprises and third sector organisations can demonstrate their ability to generate social value during the commissioning process.

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Inspiring and Creating Social Value in Croydon – A Social Value Toolkit for Commissioners

This toolkit was developed by Croydon Council to inform the organisation and other potential service providers – including small to medium enterprises, social enterprises and voluntary sector organisations on how to embed social value throughout the procurement process.

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