Embedding Social Value through Sustainable Procurement

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Social Value Lab

This report examines the approach by public sector commissioners and procurement staff in Scotland to sustainable procurement, social value, and the development of the Third Sector. It compares the findings with a baseline study produced in 2012. About the Study The baseline study in 2012 and this follow up study in 2014 have been designed to explore the awareness, attitudes, behaviours and aspirations of public sector staff that play a role in purchasing goods and services. Key findings There is a high degree of recognition of the important role that Third Sector organisations can play in delivering public contracts, and a strong commitment to enabling this. However, the findings suggest that more needs to be done to fully involve the Third Sector throughout the commissioning cycle and to address perceived supply-side constraints.

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