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).