Working with the public sector: busting the myths

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“A myth-busting guide to help social enterprises navigate procurement rules and processes, and for contracting public bodies who want to commission for social value and work with social enterprises. January 2013 (second edition).

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The Furniture Scheme and Wrekin Housing Group Bring New Opportunities for Social Enterprise Diversification

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The Furniture Scheme (a social enterprise and charity set up to provide low cost essential household equipment to those in need) joined Wrekin Housing Group in order to help local residents to gain skills, jobs and furniture.

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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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Sustainable Procurement – Fresh Pastures and Dairy Farmers of Great Britain

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Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) and Wakefield Council procurement team awarded contracts to two companies recognised for their ability to create social value. The companies were Dairy Farmers of Great Britain and Fresh Pastures. The contract was to supply fresh milk to schools in the region.

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Milton Keynes Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2012-15

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“The Milton Keynes Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2012-15 set out a commitment to reduce health inequalities, build on community strengths, shift the budget allocation towards primary and secondary prevention, and respond more effectively to the needs of different groups in the community. Continue reading