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Social value to be considered in public contracts

(From South West Forum) A new law, which will mean public bodies have to consider social and environmental benefits alongside financial considerations when awarding contracts, has passed through the parliamentary process this week. The Public Services (Social Value) Act was a private member’s bill, which rarely reach the statute book, introduced by Chris White MP. […]

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Final reading of Public Services (Social Value) Bill

The Public Services (Social Value) Bill currently going through parliament, if passed, will require local authorities to consider economic, social or environmental wellbeing whenever they procure a service. This could see commissioners and procurement officers look to social enterprises and other organisations that create social value to deliver a greater number of contracts. The third […]

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Public Services Bill Gets Green Light

A Bill which could revolutionise commissioning and open up huge opportunities for social enterprises took a step forwards recently. MPs in the House of Commons today voted the Public Services (Social Value) Bill through to the House of Lords, following a three hour debate. If made law, the Public Services Bill would ask that councils […]

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