We are delighted to announce that Procure Partnerships Framework has become a Social Value Pioneer with the help of Social Value UK.
Social Value UK is the professional body for social value and impact management. Social Value UK does this through standardising practice through the Principles of Social Value, brokering relationships and encouraging cross-sectoral collaboration, encouraging further accountability for impact, building a community of practitioners and encouraging innovation.
Social Value UK was established to embed the core principles for social value measurement and analysis, to refine and share practice, and to build a powerful movement of like-minded people to influence policy. Social Value UK supports, connects, and represents its members through training, knowledge-sharing and networking.
Social Value is at the heart of everything that we do at Procure Partnerships Framework, and we measure ourselves and our partners against the sustainability of our Social Value activities. Our Social Value activities will never be tokenistic and must leave a lasting legacy with either individuals or upon communities. This is strictly governed at a framework level.
To maximise this benefit, we work closely with public sector customers to understand any local initiatives the construction works could support and develop a bespoke project social value plan. Social Value is managed and tracked via the Nationally across the framework and the areas of focus include creating employment opportunities, reducing inequalities for disadvantaged people, improving skills for local people, and increasing opportunities for SMEs.
Our framework Partners also meet on a six-monthly basis to collectively set social value objectives across all projects. Joining forces in this way achieves much more value for the community than would be achieved working independently.
Rebecca Harvey, Membership and Networks Manager at Social Value UK commented: “We are thrilled that Procure Partnerships have joined Social Value UK as Pioneers. As we begin to explore a post-COVID recovery, social value in procurement is going to be more vital than ever. Procure Partnerships are in a position to ensure social value is embedded across contracts and make real change to the UK.”
Conor Neild-Crabb, Marketing Manager at Procure Partnerships commented: “Social Value is key to everything we do at Procure Partnerships, becoming social value pioneers and working with Social Value UK is the next step in our commitment to delivering meaningful social value across the breadth the framework. It’s a fantastic opportunity to become a part of Social Value UK and work in partnership with like-minded organisations. We are extremely proud to be Social Value Pioneers and continue improving outcomes for the communities we operate in.”
To read Social Value UK’s blog on the announcement of Procure Partnerships Framework as Social Value Pioneers click here.