An update on Manchester City Council's creation of social value through procurement activity: Over the course of the last ten years, Manchester City Council has been at the forefront of progressive policy and practice around procurement. With an annual spend of over £600million, Manchester City Council has sought to ensure that every procurement decision it … Continue reading The Importance of Social Value
Matthew Jackson is the Chair of GMSVN and the Deputy Chief Executive of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) At the Greater Manchester Social Value Network (GMSVN) we are seeking to ensure that social value is embedded in everything that Greater Manchester as a place does. That means social value being at the heart … Continue reading Social Value – the key role of Commissioning and Procurement
This newsletter describes the ongoing work of GMSVN to develop the network and some of the key wider activities currently going on around social value in Greater Manchester. Please contact us if you have news of interest to other members of the network to include in future newsletters. GMSVN Website The website provides: information about … Continue reading GMSVN NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2017
Tom Worley from Corporate Citizenship writes about the importance of being able to demonstrate your impact. Read the blog in full on the Corporate Citizenship website.
This blog by Tom Symons and Dan Ebanks at Nesta explores how innovations in procurement can change the relationship between procurement and innovation, in turn allowing greater innovation in the delivery of services. It also describes a new approach - Firesouls’ Social Value Exchange, a platform that helps government suppliers win tenders by making a … Continue reading The Social Value Exchange: how a new innovation is breathing life into the Social Value Act
Anne Lythgoe, Salford City Council and Social Audit Network I was at a conference recently about the future of Volunteering where discussion arose about how to measure its impact. Representatives from volunteering organisers complained about the problem of commissioners expecting longitudinal measurement of the social impact of volunteering, when this is something that varies and … Continue reading Measuring social impact ‘is like quicksilver in the hand’
Tom Wilde, Social Value Advisor I recently spoke at a Supply Chain Sustainability School event, to a room of construction industry SMEs, about how all businesses can deliver greater social value, and can respond to social value procurement questions. A quick survey of the room showed that: 65% have been asked about social value in tender … Continue reading 5 simple ways to deliver social value