From Supply Chain Management.
Bristol City Council is asking its residents for their thoughts on its new social value policy.
The city, which spends around £330 million a year, has set a target of spending 25 per cent of that total with SMEs, social enterprises and voluntary or community organisations.
The policy sets out eight objectives. These are applying a 10 per cent weighting to social value in the tender process; Involving the local community in the commissioning process; Considering the environmental impact as part of the tender process; Undertaking work with diverse suppliers; Maximising opportunities for employment and skills through commissioning; Promoting the local economy; Nurturing assets within the community, and; Growing relationships with the business community, social enterprises and voluntary and community organisations.
It is a response to the Social Value Act, which obliges public sector bodies to consider how procurement can be used to improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of an area.
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