- CCS Policy Statement on Social Value
- Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 06/21: taking account of social value in the award of central government contracts, this PPN shares a new model to achieve social value through government’s commercial activities
- Wales and the Sustainable Development Goals
- Scottish Procurement Policy Notes (SPPNs)
- Public Services (Social Value) Act
Your buying decisions have the power to create a fairer society
At CCS, we’re not just about helping you to save money. Our agreements have been designed to empower you to achieve the social value goals that are most important to your organisation. This includes things like:
- diversifying your supply chains
- increasing opportunities for local suppliers
- creating apprenticeships
- reducing carbon emissions
- promoting equality and diversity
- ensuring your supply chains are free from modern slavery
Every contract the public sector signs is an opportunity to make society better, fairer and greener. We’re here to help you maximise social value in your procurement process.
Webinar: Achieving social value through public sector procurement
Our social value team discusses the implications of the Social Value Act on public sector buyers and the growing demand for social value through contracts.
It’s really important that we use every opportunity that we can to bring about additional benefits that improve the wellbeing and lives of our citizens.
Supporting your social value goals
Whole market approach
We take a ‘whole market’ approach by talking to customers at the earliest opportunity to get a clear understanding of their needs, and to suppliers to explore what the market can provide.
At the tender stage we ask suppliers to demonstrate how their policies, strategies, systems and ways of working will help you achieve the social, economic and environmental benefits you seek.
We’ve worked hard to address payment practices so more invoices are paid from suppliers to their supply chains within 60 days – encouraging smaller, regional and more specialist suppliers to do business with us.
Procurement Essentials is our series of articles to help you overcome common hurdles, understand key concepts, and make your life as a buyer of everyday goods and services easier.
Helpful information before you start buying
Your buying decisions have the power to boost local economy, make our society fairer, strengthen communities and make the future greener. Make those decisions with CCS.
In this series of interviews, experts from across CCS share their views on the key themes and debates in public procurement right now.
We use aggregation, or ‘collective buying’ to bring together customers with similar needs to achieve savings and favourable terms through increased buying power.
We have an important role to play in preventing modern slavery in our supply chains. We work closely with the Home Office and Cabinet Office to make sure the government has a robust modern slavery strategy.
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to decarbonise. We have a wide range of commercial solutions that can help you accelerate the transition to net zero.
Key policy notes
Blogs, news and case studies
Knowledge is power
Delivering social value through public sector procurement
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