Category Archive: Procurement

  1. Social Value: Act and Measures

    There was an outbreak of enthusiasm over breakfast one day this week. It was a business briefing organised by Hazel Blears MP and hosted at Deloitte. Providers big and small lined up to say they had been embedding social values for years and welcomed the new duty on commissioners and procurers to consider social, environmental and economic wellbeing in their procurement activities.

    The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 came into force on 31 January 2013 and applies to public services contracts and framework agreements to which the […]

  2. Tails wagging dogs

    When contracts and procurement dictate how you do business rather than support you to do the kind of business you want to do, you know something is wrong.

    I read Nigel Edwards and Robert Breedon’s piece in the HSJ last week and strongly support their argument. Yes we need a range of contract […]