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Increasing Social Value and Improving Health

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Increasing social value and improving health

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The Social Value Act of 2012 and updated Procurement Policy Note 06/20 require that social value is included as a minimum 10% weighting in all contracts awarded above the (previous) OJEU threshold. The Social Value Act is designed to ensure that better value for money is obtained during the commissioning and procurement process, encourages innovative solutions and promotes healthier, safer and more resilient communities.


ACTIONTIMESCALE
Create a joint social value procurement strategy with KGH 2021
Measure the social impact of NGH 2022
Incorporate and, where appropriate exceed, the NHS mandated 10% social value weighting required for new contracts 2022
Run a workshop to help local SMEs access procurement tenders 2022
Promote and increase the options for plant based diets in the hospital Ongoing
Play an active role in promoting and delivering the West Northampton-shire Unitary Authority Sustainable Food Place Foals Ongoing
Ensure the Catering Department is accredited to Food for Life Standard 2022
Maintain Investors in the Environment Accreditation Ongoing
Play an active role as an Anchor Institution, creating opportunities for local communities such as work experience and access to employment, thus contributing to the local economy and improving local population health. Ongoing

How will we measure it:

  • Data from finance – Number of SMEs and local spend
  • Sustainable Food Place Reporting
  • Food for Life and Investors in the Environment Accreditation
  • Number of vegetarian and vegan meals sold
  • Social Impact Score
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