Webinar: Understanding Social Value in Contracting - A cross-sector perspective

Please apply now to secure your spot on this live webinar. Sign up as usual using your WIG account, an invitation to register on the webinar platform confirming your place will be sent out a week ahead of the session. WIG members are guaranteed a place by applying to attend. 

In September 2020 the Cabinet Office released a Policy Procurement Note (PPN) which launched a new model to deliver social value through government's commercial activities. The PPN states that in central government departments, non-departmental bodies and executive agencies, social value should be explicitly evaluated in central government procurements over the Procurement Contract Regulations threshold as appropriate, where the requirements are related and proportionate to the subject-matter of the contract, rather than just ‘considered’ as currently required under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012. This marks a change in the way policymakers, commercial leads and those looking to supply government with services should approach social value.

In order to fully understand what these changes mean for both government, the private sector suppliers and not for profit, WIG is pleased to welcome Samantha Butler, Lead on Social Value Skills Development at the Cabinet Office, alongside a private sector perspective to discuss the changes. You will:

  • Understand what Social Value means and how policymakers, commercial leads and those supplying government can maximise social value in government contracts as appropriate, relevant and proportionate
  • Find out how a Private Sector organisation approaches social value already and how it will adapt to the new approach 
  • Put your questions to the speakers in a live Q&A

Speakers

  • Samantha Butler

    Head of Social Value Skills and Engagement

    Cabinet Office

    Samantha leads social value skills development and supplier engagement at the Cabinet Office. As former Head of Social Value, Social Enterprise and Commissioning Policy for the UK government, Samantha led the research and development of social value policy for the Civil Society Strategy and was joint lead for the DCMS and Cabinet Office programme to expand use of the Social Value Act across central government. A programme that will drive change in government procurement practices for an estimated £49bn of expenditure per annum. Samantha's background is in commercial strategy and policy, heading up commercial functions in private and public sector organisations.

  • David Dinsdale

    Industry Value Advisor

    SAP

    David is currently Industry Value Advisor at SAP, helping people realise value from their investments in technology. Prior to SAP, David spent eight years as Chief Digital Officer - Public Sector and Health for Atos and six years as Programme Director of Business.Gov, a cross UK government initiative designed to make Britain a better place to do business. This included delivering the businesslink.gov.uk online service. David has started and grown several digital technology companies including anaqua.com (innovation and intellectual property). David’s key skills are focused on digital; improving the way that organisations interact with customers and staff; creating new services and bringing them to market; and ensuring we are safe in a world where cyber threats are invisible and ever present.

 

Please apply now to secure your spot on this live webinar. Sign up as usual using your WIG account, an invitation to register on the webinar platform confirming your place will be sent out a week ahead of the session. WIG members are guaranteed a place by applying to attend. 

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