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F16/155

Social Value

Request Description

To this end I submit the following requests for information  under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

1.       A copy of, or link to, the Authority's social value policy, strategy, framework or similar document if there is one.

2.       How and whether the Authority has applied the concept of social value more widely than is required.

3.       The percentage of the Authority's tenders over the past 12 months where the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 has been applied (that is to say, how much use does the Authority make of the Act).

4.       Where social value is included in assessing tenders, the average weighting that it is given in your scoring across those contacts.

5.       A copy of, or link to, any evaluation or estimation of savings made as a result of the Authority's application of the Social Value Act.

6.       Where the responsibility for social value sits within the Authority (e.g. with the head of procurement or with a cabinet member).

7.     If you monitor it, how many social enterprises supplied the Authority in the last financial year.

8.     The percentage of suppliers which accounted for 80% of your spend in the last financial year.

Request Date25 February 2016
Requested byOrganisation
Response Date

14 March 2015

Response

1. A copy of, or link to, the Authority's social value policy, strategy, framework or similar document if there is one.- Social Value has been included within the Procurement Strategy which is just waiting sign off at Director Level

2. How and whether the Authority has applied the concept of social value more widely than is required. - It is the intention of the Council that the concept of Social Value will be included more widely than is required.

3. The percentage of the Authority's tenders over the past 12 months where the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 has been applied (that is to say, how much use does the Authority make of the Act).- No tenders have been let in the past 12 months

4. Where social value is included in assessing tenders, the average weighting that it is given in your scoring across those contacts.- as above but the weighting will be dependent on the individuality of the project

5. A copy of, or link to, any evaluation or estimation of savings made as a result of the Authority's application of the Social Value Act.As above

6. Where the responsibility for social value sits within the Authority (e.g. with the head of procurement or with a cabinet member).- Chief Executive

7. If you monitor it, how many social enterprises supplied the Authority in the last financial year.- Please see our Contracts Register available on the website.  This requirement is now being collated but as yet there have been none.   Contract Register

8. The percentage of suppliers which accounted for 80% of your spend in the last financial year.- We do not hold this information.

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