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Spotlight on Sustainability – How is Social Value being evaluated in tenders?

As part of a new series we are highlighting BIVDA’s Sustainability Hub – a valuable free resource for BIVDA members. The Sustainability Hub has resources and guidance around Social Value and Environmental Sustainability. With a focus on the requirements needed for members to meet the minimum requirements for public procurement tenders. Over the coming weeks in ‘Spotlight on Sustainability’ a different topic or resource…
Natalie Creaney
January 13, 2023
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National TOMs update

One of the aims of this update has been to make it easier to use. So, with this in mind, there are now 3 sets of measures. A light version which has a set of 18 measures, a core version with 40 measures and then a non-core list of 280 measures that can be selected by contracting authority to reflect…
Natalie Creaney
June 17, 2022
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National Social Value Conference 2022 and Social Value Awards – 27th and 28th April 2022

  National Social Value Conference 2022 and Social Value Awards – 27th and 28th April 2022 The Social Value Portal are hosting their National Conference next week. There is a varied and interesting agenda over the two days. Day one: Networking Day at the Church House Westminster venue in London, live streamed sessions online for those that can’t be there in-person.…
Ben Kemp
April 14, 2022
Sustainability Programme

Social Value hits the headlines this week – Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg, Government Efficiency Minister

The new minister for government efficiency, Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg suggested this week that the weighting for social value within public sector contracts should be reduced. He wants government outsourcing to focus more on value for money and to see more contracts being awarded to smaller providers. He expresses fears that smaller providers are disadvantaged by the social value element, however…
Ben Kemp
March 25, 2022
Sustainability Programme

The NHS adopt PPN 06/20 from 1st April 2022

From April 1st 2022, the NHS will implement the requirements of PPN 06/20 which will mean that there will be a minimum 10% weighting for social value applied to all NHS tenders. The Government Social Value Model has 5 themes which are: - Fighting climate change COVID-19 recovery Tackling economic inequality Equal opportunity Wellbeing The NHS has indicated that the…
Ben Kemp
March 25, 2022