Social Value Award
As the UK’s largest buyer, the public sector has the ability to deliver not just brilliant services, but also to transform lives by creating social value. This Award is for those organisations which see social value as integral to their procurement activity – living and breathing it alongside their supply chain partners and instilling it into every contract they create and manage. For suppliers, this Award is a fantastic opportunity to showcase how they are helping buyers to deliver more in new and innovative ways, with a focus on social, environmental and community benefit.
Open to: Scottish public sector organisations and private/voluntary organisations from within or outside Scotland with documented support from a sponsoring authority. For example, a written statement with the name and position of the sponsor, either within the submission or as an attachment.
Timescale: A GO Awards submission in this category must cover activity during the period January 2021 to June 2022.
Please describe the social benefit approach that your organisation has implemented through the procurement, including, where appropriate, within the procurement process itself. Please include details of why this approach was chosen, the aims and deliverables that were desired and the critical success factors to successful delivery. (This answer will not be scored)