GMSVN NEWSLETTER – Aug 2019

The GMSVN Newsletter Aug 2019 Final includes items on: Workshop at SVUK Inspiring Impact Roadshow in Stockport. Great Places Housing Group (GPHG) Facilities and Estates Management Team. Manchester Town Hall Social Value's Growing Importance amongst UK Public Procurement Professionals. Fusion21 and Knowsley Council Partnership Benefits Local Communities. Sole Traders as a Source of Social Value. … Continue reading GMSVN NEWSLETTER – Aug 2019

Further Developing the Greater Manchester Social Value Network

Four years ago, a small group of people with an interest in Greater Manchester, its people and Social Value developed the Greater Manchester Social Value Network (GMSVN). Constituted on a voluntary basis, the Network has sought to draw together the public, commercial and social sectors to put Social Value at the heart of everything which … Continue reading Further Developing the Greater Manchester Social Value Network

Social value in GM: lessons learned

A review of Greater Manchester’s history of adopting social value policy and lessons learned as a result. Peter Schofield, GMSVN steering group member and Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) collaborative procurement programme manager has written this blog for Public Sector Executive. You can read the article on the PSE website.

The Social Value Percentage – why a tiered approach will give the best result

One of the issues of great debate since the Social Value Act came into place has been the ‘Social Value Percentage’ – how much weighting to give social value in a tender situation. The Greater Manchester Social Value Network (GMSVN) has drawn upon our collective learning and cannot advocate a blanket approach or one single … Continue reading The Social Value Percentage – why a tiered approach will give the best result