Leadership Dinner: Social Value in Government Procurement

Benk&Bo, London

24th Nov 2021

18:30 — 21:30

As part of our Leadership Dinner series we're hosting an informal dinner on the topic of Social Value in Government Procurement.

Over a year has passed since Procurement Policy Note 06/20 was published, stating that social value should be “explicitly evaluated” in all central government procurement. With a minimum weighting of 10% now being given to ESG objectives in each procurement, the policy promised to open up opportunities for a greater variety of innovative companies, creating benefits for local economies and communities, and building a more resilient supplier base. But what has been the impact so far?

Reflecting on the first year of the policy we’ll explore:

  • How government departments and suppliers have applied the social value model

  • If it’s working as effectively as it could

  • How we can engage communities as co-creators of innovative solutions

  • What commissioning and procurement strategies are required to deliver greater value

The dinner is aimed at professionals across local and central government with procurement and digital roles, including those responsible for social value skills & engagement.

You'll be joined by other leading figures from organisations including: Crown Commercial Service, Department for International Trade, Greater London Authority, The Home Office and many more...

The dinner will run from 6.30 until approximately 9.30pm with a mix of talks and lively discussion to explore how we can make social value work better for all. We’ve lined up some fabulous speakers for the evening including delivery and agile procurement specialists David Kershaw and Warren Smith

Catering will be provided by Cue Point - an inclusive BBQ business run by a recent alumni of the TPXimpact Future Leaders programme. Read their review in the Guardian here.

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