Delivering Social Value
September 23, 2021
9:30 am - 10:15 am
The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 introduced a requirement for public sector organisations to consider the economic, environmental and social benefits of their approaches to procurement, but it wasn’t until the start of this year that social value was required to be explicitly evaluated in all central government procurement. This requirement looks set to be extended to the wider public sector, with contracting authorities being told to consider creating new businesses, new jobs and new skills; improving supplier diversity, innovation and resilience; and tackling climate change and reducing waste, alongside additional local priorities, in procurement and contract management.
Public sector organisations are at differing stages of incorporating social value into the procurement process and across this varied sector there are a wide range of priorities; some organisations are more focused on skills development, others are more concerned about climate change. Increasingly, contracts will be won or lost based on social value credentials, so having a demonstrable commitment to improving skills, diversity, and sustainability will be vital for suppliers with aspirations in the sector. In this webinar we discuss the rising importance of social value in the public sector, the implications for technology procurement, and how suppliers can position themselves for success.
With thanks to our sponsor Sopra Steria
Georgina O’Toole is Chief Analyst at TechMarketView, a role that encompasses thought leadership and business development.
Georgina joined TechMarketView as a Research Director for PublicSectorViews in February 2010. She is a respected industry analyst known for her commentary on the UK software and IT services market and for her in depth knowledge of the public sector, having primarily focused on the sector for the last twelve years.
Dale Peters joined TechMarketView in January 2017 as Research Director for PublicSectorViews. Dale is a respected expert on public sector technology, having worked in this area since 2002.
Before joining TechMarketView, Dale was Head of Corporate Development at RM plc, where he was responsible for market intelligence and research. In this role Dale combined his knowledge of government policy, market trends and emerging technologies to develop corporate strategy and establish new products and services.