PSE365: The Importance of Social Value in Procurement

With the Social Value Model highlighting the need for lasting impact on individuals, communities and the environment to support the recovery from the pandemic, a diverse supply landscape could help to deliver the innovation in public services, manage risk and provide value for money while levelling up regions across the country.

However, as organisations continue to face unprecedented challenges in the wake of the pandemic, and social value becoming an integral element to build back better, how can public sector organisations navigate the challenges of social value and understand what it means for them in the procurement process?

In this panel discussion we hear from leaders on what social value means, the importance of social value in the procurement process and the wider benefits to communities through levelling up.

Making up the panel were:

  • Mark Francis, NHS England & NHS Improvement
  • Rachel Hartley, Training and Technical Team Lead, Slave-Free Alliance
  • Charlene Maginnis, Head of Policy Delivery - Supply Chain & Service Officer, Crown Commercial Service (CCS)
  • Rokneddin Shariat, Procurement Strategy Manager, Birmingham City Council

The panel discussion is available to watch on demand here and YouTube

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Public Sector Executive Podcast

Ep 48. Achieving Net Zero - Cllr Abdul Jabbar - Oldham Council

As central government aims for the UK to be net zero by 2050, councils around the country make plans for how to reduce emissions. This episode’s guest, Oldham’s Councillor Abdul Jabbar outlines the importance of coming together to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint, the benefits of achieving net zero, and how Oldham Council are working to do just that.

Touching on the role that the public sector can play in sustainability, Cllr Jabbar said:

“I think it’s really important that the public sector gives true leadership in this space. I think something like one third of the carbon emissions in the country come from the public sector, so obviously we’re a big polluter in terms of the emissions.”

Councillor Jabbar also spoke about challenges being faced by organisations:

“I think the biggest one has been finance. Clearly the local government sector in particular has had its grants cut from central government by a huge amount and that’s had a very big impact in terms of our plans to take forward projects in relation to climate change, so that’s a major issue.”

To hear what Cllr Jabbar has to say about the mission to achieve net zero carbon emissions, listen to the latest episode of the Public Sector Executive Podcast.

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