The 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 which have embedded social and community benefit in their procurement activity and can show a strong theme and evidence of delivering benefits relating to people (eg the creation of apprenticeships, training, full-time employment, facilities or support for disadvantaged groups or communities) while aligning closely to social value policies, initiatives and drivers.
The focus is on end user outcomes and the benefits that have been achieved.
A GO Awards submission in this category must cover activity during the period April 2019 to March 2021. The contract or initiative related to the submission must have commenced during this period to be eligible.
Public, private and third sector organisations (private sector via buyer endorsement*).
*supported by confirmation from the sponsoring authority that the entry was undertaken successfully by the applicant, included as an attachment to the entry
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