Progressing procurement processes and practice in Manchester

On 1 March CLES and Manchester City Council launched 'The Power of Procurement II: the policy and practice of Manchester City Council 10 years on'. Some of the key achievements include: Direct spend through procurement into the Manchester economy has increased from 51.5% in 2008/09 to 73.6% in 2015/16; with spending across wards diversifying; Spend … Continue reading Progressing procurement processes and practice in Manchester

The Importance of Social Value

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

Social Value – the key role of Commissioning and Procurement

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