Social Value Act & the Central Government Framework Workshop
A ‘how to’ workshop on the new Social Value Framework for central government procurement.
From the 1st of January 2021, all government departments will need to take account of social value in the award of contracts. A new social value model to assess and score suppliers on the wider positive benefits they bring by delivering the contract is being launched. This will mean that value for money for the taxpayer can be maximised while also building a more resilient and diverse supplier base.
The social value model which departments will assess contracts on includes:
- Supporting COVID-19 recovery, including helping local communities manage and recover from the impact of COVID
- Tackling economic inequality, including creating new businesses, jobs, and skills, as well as increasing supply chain resilience
- Fighting climate change and reducing waste
- Driving equal opportunity, including reducing the disability employment gap and tackling workforce inequality Improving health and wellbeing and community integration
The new approach will apply tests that all bidders, irrespective of their size and type, will be capable of meeting and therefore further level the playing field for the UK’s small businesses, start-ups, and voluntary and community sector organisations and social enterprises. More information on this procurement policy note can be found here.
Our 2.5-hour workshop will dive into the Social Value Act and the changes that came into play from the 1st of January 2021. We will talk you through the main themes of the social value model and how you can respond to this. Structured around small groups (10-15 attendees) the workshop will allow you to meet and discuss with others in the group. The workshop is suitable for all (private, consultants, and VCSE) who will be responding to the new social value model.
The session will be an interactive opportunity to understand the new central government measures to deliver value to society through public procurement and learn with and from fellow attendees.
Methods and Tools for Social Value
At present, there are more than 100 ways to measure social impact and value, a forest of social value!. So how can we navigate this jungle and how do we know what method works best for our organisation or project?
Relevant to Public, Private, and VCSE sector organisations looking to measure and manage the value of their own activities, this 2.5-hour Methods Workshop provides an overview of some of the most commonly used approaches and tools to support social value measurement. It also helps you critically assess different approaches; to empower you to choose an approach that will suit your organisation. It is recommended for individuals and teams that already have a good understanding of the Principles of Social Value (for example obtained through the Practitioner Package, a Strategic Social Value Workshop, or the SROI & Social Value Practitioner Training), but the workshop can be tailored to suit different levels and needs of learners – or be delivered as part of a broader in-house learning experience.
Social Value Strategic Workshops
An internal workshop for senior decision makers.
In response to rising interest in social value and the need for more strategic thinking around the issues, Social Value UK has created a one-day ‘Strategic Workshop’. These workshops aim to put the business case of social value forward to decision-makers and influencers, whilst also demystifying what social value is and the landscape of tools and approaches available.
The workshop is interactive and tailored ensuring that the conversation fits around your organisation and offers some practical solutions and next steps. The workshop is designed for senior management and board-level stakeholders.
This workshop can be delivered solely by Social Value UK or in collaboration with one of our partners. SVUK has a range of partners who can offer specific insight into your sector or area of interest. Please enquire for a list of our potential partners.
The ESG acronym is seen in more and more sectors and fields, but what does it actually mean? Building on insights gathered during our recent ESG conference and further afield, this interactive workshop dives into the definition of the concept, it’s roots and use, whilst critically discussing with attendees how it compares to what we call social value.
In this workshop you can expect an overview of some of the leading standards, frameworks and models that are being used, as well as an understanding of how organisations are using these in practice. We also dive into the topic of materiality and a lens of what matters to your stakeholders can help you on your organisation’s journey.
Feedback from workshop attendees
“Through strategic support and workshops, Social Value UK developed our understanding of the Social Value we generate to incorporate aspects such as the people element that we hadn’t fully comprehended before. As a result, our Framework and approach is now a more mature and holistic one, which helps us make better decisions, for our business and our stakeholders.”
– Vinci Facilities
‘Thank you Ben for delivering the social value workshop to the Multiplex team last month.
We are all working very hard to create a positive impact for the communities where we work and everyone found your session invaluable for helping us on our social value journey. The presentation was insightful, well received and I have had great deal of positive feedback from all the participants. They learned loads and are now much more informed about what they can do to make a difference.
Caron Dunlop, Multiplex
I’m certainly very excited about our partnership with you and look forward to how we can work together in the future to add real value to the people, businesses and communities we engage with on our construction projects.’