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Third Sector role in Health and Social Care

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Scottish Government and SCVO This note from the Scottish Government & SCVO is designed to help people working in any of the statutory partner organisations involved in the reform of adult health and social care to enhance understanding of the role and potential of the third sector in their area. Download the briefing paper here.


Social Value Procurement Survey Report 2012

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Social Value Lab This report examines the views of public sector commissioners and procurement professionals in Scotland as they attempt to buy more sustainably, maximise the Social Value they obtain through purchasing, and deepen their engagement with the Third Sector. Download the full report here.


Research into Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

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Rocket Science Rocket Science have published their report titled “From best value to social value”  which looks at the opportunities and challenges for both public and private sectors in implementing the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012. The litmus test as to whether public bodies are serious about extracting social value through this legislation will […]


Public contracts in Scotland to have social value clauses

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David Ainsworth, Third Sector They have been trialled in contracts for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014. Major public contracts in Scotland will in future carry clauses requiring bidders to demonstrate the social value they will create, according to a pledge yesterday by the Scottish cabinet secretary for infrastructure, Alex Neil. In a statement […]


Consortium led by Ready for Business LLP has won a £1.5m contract

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Scottish Government A consortium led by Ready for Business LLP has won a £1.5 million contract to raise awareness of the Third Sector in Scotland’s procurement community. The contract to Develop Markets for Third Sector Providers will result in public service buyers becoming more informed about what the third sector can offer in terms of […]