Category Archives: Procurement

Jonathan Bland – launching the ‘Procurement to Partnership’ online Toolkit

20th May, 2021 / Andrew

The response to Covid-19 highlighted the importance of social enterprises and the wider social sector in communities across the country, and in some areas has led to innovative new models of partnership. However, all too often, innovation and meeting the needs of people and communities is held back by a rigid application of procurement rules, ...

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Dan Ebanks – Viability assessments… a cautionary tale

30th January, 2021 / Andrew

“Stack ’em, pack ’em & rack ’em” – the industry-standard approach to Social Value is undermining the whole movement – but things are changing… This issue remains unresolved by our Social Value ‘stewards’ and is fundamental to the success of Social Value as public policy. Here are our chief exec’s thoughts.   Social Value in ...

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