The Public Services (Social Value) Act comes into force on January 31st 2013. Social Enterprise UK has produced a guide to the implementation of the Act.
This briefing from the National Housing Federation explains the implications of the Social Value Act for housing associations and their procurement and tendering processes.
Housing associations now have to define the social and economic value and impact of the services they offer when tendering for services with local authorities etc. This briefing explains how housing associations can analyse the social value of their activities and how this will help to secure contracts with local authorities and other public bodies.
Cunningham, S. (2013). Briefing Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012. London: National Housing Federation, January 2013.
Note: The Cabinet Office has also produced guidance on the Public Services (Social Value) Act.
Commissioning Excellence: January 2013 Issue
The January 2013 issue of Commissioning Excellence covers numerous topics, including local enhanced services, avoiding litigation and accounting for “social value”.