Making procurement more inclusive

Making procurement more inclusive

Procurement may not be sexy, but it is a key lever for change. How do we make it more inclusive? That was THE question guiding this October 2020 roundtable, whose dynamic speakers shared best practice, tools & strategies for getting the best possible outcomes – check the link for resources.

Conference: Embedding Social Value

London’s intensifying needs, budget constraints and charged public mood are driving increasingly defined requirements for social value within the procurement process. Seven years on from the Social Value Act, there’s significant variance in the approaches to and strength of uptake, with authorities in the Midlands and the North leading the … Read more

Social Value Research Forum

social value research forum

Future of London’s Social Value Research Forum invited experts involved in practical social value research and toolkits to showcase their projects and offer insight into future directions for social value.

Spotlight: Social Value in Croydon

The Social Value Act, introduced in 2013, allows councils to take social value delivered through a contract into account when procuring services. The legislation was intended to help local authorities commission services based on the best overall value to the community, rather than just awarding contracts based on lowest cost. … Read more

Pathways to better pay

Low Pay seminar

Our 16th October seminar, Tackling Low Pay in London, took stock of current trends and looked at what strategies are available to councils to engage with low pay sectors.