Working with the public sector: busting the myths

Resource document background info

“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).

Continue reading

The Social Enterprise Supply Chain Guide

Resource document background info

“This guide is for big businesses and other organisations interested in buying goods and services from the UK’s social enterprise sector.

Social enterprises are different to ordinary businesses because they reinvest their profits for good, benefiting people and planet. When they profit, society profits. 

Continue reading

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

Background Info

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.

Continue reading

The Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility

Background Info

In response to the implementation of the Social Value Act 2012, the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility has been developed. This outlines mandatory principles which Birmingham City Council must adopt in order to enhance its social value generation. Organisations working closely with the council have also been invited to adopt the principles.

Continue reading

Term Shared Professional Services Contract

Background Info

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.

Continue reading