Social value within Place Partnership

Our vision

Place Partnership believes it has a responsibility to deliver social value for the benefit of its clients and the local community. In line with the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, we have a commitment to measure the social value created by the work delivered through us and our supply chain. Place Partnership understands that public sector procurement has an essential role to play in delivering social value to ensure communities and local supply chains benefit from the social value investment from our delivery of contracts.

Our values

Place Partnership will commit to deliver social value through our core values:

To be a good employer

Place Partnership will support staff development and welfare within their own organisation and within their supply chain.

To promote local employment

Place Partnership will create skills and training opportunities We will work with schools and colleges, offering work experience and business awareness to students, especially those from disadvantaged areas or communities. We will encourage our suppliers to endorse the principle of buy local throughout their supply chains

Ethical procurement

Work to the highest standards of business integrity and ethical conduct to ensure the well-being and protection of work forces in the supply chain, which must be supported by robust systems and procedures. We will pay suppliers no later than the terms stated in the primary contract to meet the requirements of the Prompt Payment Code.

Our suppliers

It is recognised that there can be no ‘one size fits all’ model. Under the requirements of the Act consideration needs only be given to ‘matters that are relevant to what is proposed to be procured and, in doing so, Place Partnership will consider the extent to which it is proportionate’ and so tailored to reflect the service or goods to be procured.

We will expect our suppliers to provide mentoring support, apprenticeships, work shadowing, volunteer opportunities for individuals not in employment, education and training, children in care and care leavers, armed forces veterans and long term unemployed. Supporting skills development/progression and better quality employment.

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I know we all agree that the County Hall Reception Team deliver consistently outstanding customer service all day, every day. I appreciate given how challenging and busy their roles are during the day, their friendly, calm, supportive approach remains in place. I particularly would like to mention the reception team, as they always go the extra mile in resolving queries for staff and visitors. They often anticipate my needs before I have articulated them, and it is an absolute pleasure to interact daily with such wonderful customer service professionals.

Karen Clulow, Development and Training Advisor, Worcestershire County Council

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