Social Value


YPOWelcome to the exclusive CIPS knowledge area, dedicated to providing members with information and guidance on social value. This has been developed in partnership with YPO, a UK public sector buying organisation.

In times of austerity, customers in general look for better savings, service and quality. In this area, you’ll find everything you need to know on social value - a concept that looks at the collective benefits to the wider community, including the non-financial impact of organisations such as wellbeing of individuals and community, social capital and the environment. 

Insights

How Harrow Green offer social value to their customers

Harrow Green is a supplier on one of YPO’s frameworks for removals. Find out more on how they outline examples of the social value that they offer their customers.

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What is social value?

What is social value?

‘Social value’ is a way of thinking about how scarce resources are allocated and used. It involves looking beyond the price of each individual contract and looking at what the collective benefit to a community is, when a public body chooses to award a contract.  Find out more about examples of Social Value and the benefits it can achieve.

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What is social value?

Use social value for smarter procurement

During times of austerity, the public sector is under constant pressure to achieve more for less. Procurement services have never been under more scrutiny as organisations strive to make significant savings and increasing efficiencies.  As well as saving time and money, Social Value is an effective way of achieving smarter procurement.

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Use social value for smarter procurement

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Related news

Ground-breaking alliance to support the enablement of Australasian Indigenous communities

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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Date: Wednesday, September 07, 2016

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Supplier Diversity in Action at the NSW event

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016

Sixty NSW CIPS Australasia members and friends attended the Supplier Diversity in Action event on Thursday, which focused on opportunities to support social enterprises procurement initiatives.

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Traidcraft Exchange publishes toolkit for companies seeking to stamp out child labour

Date: Wednesday, March 04, 2015

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Related events

Passion for procurement - Managing the talent in your procurement team

Date:

Thursday 01 June 2017

Venue:

Wills Memorial Building...

Address:

Bristol

Fee:

Members - £20.00 per person
Non-members - £40.00 per person

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Sourcing essentials and effective negotiation for 2017 and beyond

Date:

Thursday 25 May 2017

Venue:

Crowne Plaza Bucharest

Address:

Bucharest

Fee:

Members - £0.00 per person
Non-members - £0.00 per person

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Related training course

Sustainable procurement

Date:

Tuesday 06 June 2017

Venue:

De Vere Devonport House

Address:

London

Fee:

Members - £450.00 per person
Non-members - £500.00 per person

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Modern Slavery Act

Date:

Thursday 22 June 2017

Venue:

De Vere Devonport House

Address:

London

Fee:

Members - £450.00 per person
Non-members - £500.00 per person

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Managing your Social Value

Creating a better world

Implementing and measuring social value in collaborative procurement.

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Creating a better world

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Resources

Modern slavery

Modern slavery is not something we expect to hear too often in 21st century Britain, but a report in 2013 titled it ‘It Happens Here’ revealed shocking findings that propelled the Government to introduce the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

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Modern slavery

Glossary of Terms

A-Z glossary of terms associated with Social Value .

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Glossary of Terms

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About YPO

YPOYPO supplies products and services to a wide range of customers including schools, local authorities, charities, emergency services, public sector and other businesses such as nurseries and care homes.

We’re 100% publicly owned, by 13 local authorities, which means the profits we make are returned to public sector customers, delivering even better value for money.  YPO is the UK’s largest public sector buying organisation.

We have a large choice of products and services available from leading UK suppliers, so we can provide customers with everything they need to successfully run their organisation.

Our range includes around 30,000 products and 100 frameworks; so whether its pens and paper, computers, furniture, or even things like electricity, food and insurance, we help our customers get the best deals around.

As we can combine customer demands, we can negotiate better deals for those trying on their own. All of this means that our customers receive the best possible range and prices without ever having to compromise on service or quality. 


Our legacy

YPO was established in 1974 by local government authorities to help combine their procurement demands and achieve efficiency savings.

Today we’re still 100% publicly owned, but work with even more organisations to achieve the same goal. Every year we return around £2m to schools in loyalty vouchers and around £9m to local authorities in dividends, giving back money to front line public sector services where it’s needed most.

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