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Social Value

The GO Social Value Award recognises the crucial role that public procurement across the UK can play in delivering better social outcomes through the procurement function.

It highlights those organisations who have embedded social and community benefit in their procurement activity. The Award also recognises projects that have a strong theme and evidence of benefit relating to people – for example, the creation of apprenticeships, training, full time employment, facilities or support for disadvantaged groups or communities, whilst aligning closely to Social Value policy and drivers. The focus is on end user outcomes and benefits.

A GO Awards submission in this category must cover activity during the period April 2017 to April 2019. The contract or initiative related to the submission must have commenced during this period to be eligible.

This award is open to public, private and third sector organisations (private sector via buyer endorsement).

1Please describe the social benefit approach that your organisation has implemented through the procurement process.
2What aspects of the initiative or approach have been particularly innovative, creative or groundbreaking (while remaining within the bounds of procurement legislation)?
3What level of engagement has been achieved with parties both within and outwith the nominating organisation to ensure that the initiative was thoroughly scoped and designed with social outcomes in mind?
4What specific challenges have been faced in the procurement approach taken, and how were these overcome?
5What were the expected outcomes of the procurement initiative, and what success has been achieved to date? Please provide evidence of specific targets set, feedback received and performance or other measurable benefits achieved.
6Has your organisation spread the benefit of its initiative to other organisations or stakeholders, and with what effect? What lessons have been learnt because of the exercise?
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