Embedding Social Value through Sustainable Procurement – RFB & Social Value Lab

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“This report examines the views of public sector commissioners and procurement professionals in Scotland as they attempt to buy more sustainably, maximise the Social Value they obtain through purchasing, and deepen their engagement with the Third Sector.”

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Commissioning for Social Value – NCVO

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This interim report was produced for the Children’s Partnership in March 2014 by NCVO. It includes an overview of the Open Public Services agenda and The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012. The concept of social value and challenges to implementing the Social Value Act are given.

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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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