ppn 06/20

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Social Value in the NHS – What Happens Now?

Social Value in the NHS – What Happens Now?

On April 1 2022, all NHS bodies commissioning goods and services under the supervision of NHS England - plus bodies acting on their behalf - were required to give a mandatory weighting to Social Value considerations in awarding contracts.  With the NHS accounting...

How an SME Can Win More Work with Social Value

How an SME Can Win More Work with Social Value

Small businesses aren’t exempt from the need to demonstrate social value when they bid for public contracts. And an SME that finds itself in competition with the big players is not at a disadvantage. In fact, the Social Value Model goes a long way to level the playing...

Finding Social Value in Your Business: Wellbeing

Finding Social Value in Your Business: Wellbeing

Welcome to the second of our series of blogs looking at the five social value Themes that the government set out in the Social Value Model.  This time, we’re looking at Wellbeing. Just as in the last blog (on Equal Opportunity), we’ll explore: What kinds of...

Finding Social Value in Your Business: Equal Opportunities

Finding Social Value in Your Business: Equal Opportunities

The government’s Social Value Model has brought much-needed clarity to the questions of “what counts as social value?” and “how should it be dealt with in public procurement?” It explores in detail how procuring bodies and businesses looking to submit bids can adhere...

What Housing Associations Need To Do About Social Value

What Housing Associations Need To Do About Social Value

The social benefits generated by providing safe, affordable housing for those in need have always been a priority for housing associations. And the revolution in social value requirements that began with PPN06/20 and which will take a big leap forwards with the...

What is PPN 06/20 and what are the more recent changes?

What is PPN 06/20 and what are the more recent changes?

Acronyms are a mainstay of the corporate world. If you've ever worked for a large company your days would no doubt have been filled with in house shortenings that only you and your well entrenched company colleagues would understand. A sort of day-to-day code for...