Social value within Place Partnership
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.
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
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.
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.