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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Place Partnership has played a pivotal role in both helping to establish and project manage the One Public Estate Programme in Berkshire. The Programme, one of the largest in the country, would not have achieved the funding and support it has without their input. Aside from their project management skills, their understanding of the potential opportunities available through property rationalisation across the public sector and how to realise them has been invaluable.

The testimonial

Nick Carter, Chief Executive, West Berkshire Council

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Strategic asset management:
Worcestershire NHS Partnership

Helping Worcestershire NHS Partnership to reduce the operational costs of the various properties in their portfolio by identifying, investigating and consolidating the occupied buildings they lease.

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