Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 not to be Ignored!
The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 is still not on housing associations and local authority's radar, despite its important and wide ranging implications to their future procurement processes.
Are you one of those organisations? Beware!
The Act means ‘social value', ‘economic, social and environmental well-being, have to be included when commissioning contracts for services, both above and below the EU commissioning threshold.
It also includes a duty to ‘consider' consultation with affected stakeholders in the design of services.
When it comes into force in May 2012, regulated housing associations and local authorities will be required to evaluate the overall value that they, and the communities they serve, will receive from a good or service, as part of their decision making process.
Social value will need to be evaluated on a case by case basis depending on what is proportionate and relevant to the contract in question.
For all of you that attended the VFM/SROI Conference in Birmingham on Thursday 9 February 2012, we have attached the presentations given by the keynote speakers for your information.
Workshops and Guides
For those of you that missed the conference but would like help in our Guide to VFM : developing your VFM strategy,
We also offer courses on:
1. Developing a Value for Money strategy and embedding in Co regulatory Governance.
2. LEAN thinking - how to apply the model in practice.
3. VFM and procurement - developing a new model of procurement to incorporate social impact.
4. The Social Return on Investment model (SROI).
Visit our event listings for forthcoming events.
We at the BDA want to help you through these difficult times and help you to emerge a leaner and more social impact aware organisation.