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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Guide to commissioning for maximum value

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This guide to social commissioning has been developed by the Social Return on Investment (SROI) Network in 2012 as part of the National programme for third Sector Commissioning. The guide explores the concept of SROI and outlines how maximum social value can be achieved throughout each stage of the commissioning process. Continue reading

Kirklees Council – Social Value Policy Statement

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Kirklees Council developed a Social Value Policy Statement to ensure social value creates “a wider benefit than would otherwise have been achieved”. This policy statement establishes a set of values, principles and outcomes that the council will adopt and use to inform behaviours.

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East Sussex Procurement Hub – Guide to the Public Services (Social Clauses Act) 2012

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“The Public Services (social clauses) Act 2012 received Royal Assent in March 2012. This guide explains to commissioning and procuring officers in the East Sussex Procurement Hub. – the implications of the act on contracts and procurement, – how to assess the impact of social and community benefits and, – how to implement and measure social benefits within contracts. It also provide suppliers with information on what the Act means for them.”

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Commissioning for Social Value Social Value Strategy and Action Plan 2014 – NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group

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“This strategy sets out NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group’s (LCCGs) approach to implementing the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012. It recognises the potential to support NHS Liverpool CCG goals, the legislative and ethical imperatives to address social value and that a phased approach to implementation will be taken, which seeks to continuously improve effectiveness.

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Buying Social – A Guide to Taking Account of Social Considerations in Public Procurement

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This EU document is a guide to procuring for social value. It gives an overview on the benefits of socially responsible public procurement and the relevant EU policies and legislation.

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