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United Kingdom Social Value Act

United Kingdom Social Value Act

This law encourages those in commissioning, operational and policymaking roles to consider social value in their specifications for services. This law is within the public domain and can be shared beyond the COP.

  • Date: 01/03/2012
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Corporate Social Procurement in Australia

Corporate Social Procurement in Australia

This report highlights the corporate social procurement experience with employment-focused social enterprises. This resource is also featured in the public Resource Library and can be shared widely.

  • Date: 25/08/2013
  • Type: pdf
  • Size: 6 MB
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Exploring Social Procurement in Canada

Exploring Social Procurement in Canada

This report from Buy Social Canada (BSC) outlines key recommendations for both suppliers and purchasers interested in social procurement. This resource can be shared, but credit must be given to BSC.

  • Date: 01/03/2014
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Scotland’s Procurement Reform Act

Scotland’s Procurement Reform Act

This legislation addresses procurement for public bodies/organisations including procedures for awarding public contracts and sustainability requirements. It is within the public domain and may be shared beyond the COP.

  • Date: 17/06/2014
  • Type: pdf
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Social Traders Certification Checklist

Social Traders Certification Checklist

This resource is designed for social enterprises (in Australia although it has global relevance) to help them understand the process of becoming certified as social enterprises by Social Traders.

  • Date: 31/12/2019
  • Type: pdf
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Social Traders – Certification Standards and Process

Social Traders – Certification Standards and Process

This report from Social Traders is targeted at individual social enterprises to communicate the value Social Traders can provide them as a social procurement intermediary. It also contains information on their process and systems for certifying.

  • Date: 31/12/2019
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Social Procurement Checklist for Social Enterprises

Social Procurement Checklist for Social Enterprises

Developed by Social Traders in Australia, this checklist will help social enterprises consider how to start engaging with social procurement and how to win more work.

  • Date: 01/05/2020
  • Type: pdf
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Procurement Policy Note (PPN): Taking Account of Social Value in the Award of Central Government Contracts

Procurement Policy Note (PPN): Taking Account of Social Value in the Award of Central Government Contracts

This PPN launches a new model to deliver social value through government’s commercial activities, where “social value should be explicitly evaluated in all central government procurement, 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,” effectively giving more “teeth” and substance to the Act.

  • Date: 01/09/2020
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Social Enterprises as Influencers of the Broader Business Community

Social Enterprises as Influencers of the Broader Business Community

A report from SENL on how social enterprises can lead the way toward a new economy. This report can be shared publicly beyond the COP, but credit must be given to SENL.

  • Date: 10/11/2020
  • Type: pdf
  • Size: 6 MB
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Buy Social Corporate Challenge – Year 4 Impact Report

Buy Social Corporate Challenge – Year 4 Impact Report

The Buy Social Corporate Challenge Year Four Impact Report presents key findings on the ‘social procurement’ marketplace, how the participating companies are benefitting and where the opportunities lie, giving a clear roadmap for business leaders wishing to play their part in building back better and achieving a fairer and more sustainable economy.

  • Date: 31/12/2020
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Progressive Procurement: Buyer factsheet

Progressive Procurement: Buyer factsheet

This factsheet details New Zealand’s Progressive Procurement Policy where Government agencies must increase the diversity of their suppliers, initially by focusing on Māori businesses. Learn more here.

  • Date: 01/01/2021
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Social Traders 3 Year Impact Report

Social Traders 3 Year Impact Report

In the first three years of connecting Certified Social Enterprises with Business and Government Members, Social Traders saw many encouraging outcomes including $222m from Business and Government members spent with Certified Social Enterprises. Read more about other metrics used to measure the impact of social procurement in Australia

  • Date: 01/01/2021
  • Type: pdf
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Cover page – Cabinet Paper – Supporting the Māori Economy and Achieving Economic and Social Outcomes through Te Kupenga Hao Pāuaua

Cover page – Cabinet Paper – Supporting the Māori Economy and Achieving Economic and Social Outcomes through Te Kupenga Hao Pāuaua

(1/3) documents that have informed New Zealand’s Progressive Procurement policy.

  • Date: 28/01/2021
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Cabinet Paper – Supporting the Māori Economy and Achieving Economic and Social Outcomes Through Te Kupenga Hao Pāuaua

Cabinet Paper – Supporting the Māori Economy and Achieving Economic and Social Outcomes Through Te Kupenga Hao Pāuaua

(2/3) documents that have informed New Zealand’s Progressive Procurement policy.

  • Date: 28/01/2021
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Cabinet Minute – CBC-20-MIN-0072 Supporting the Māori Economy and Achieving Economic and Social Outcomes through Te Kupenga Hao Pāuaua

Cabinet Minute – CBC-20-MIN-0072 Supporting the Māori Economy and Achieving Economic and Social Outcomes through Te Kupenga Hao Pāuaua

(3/3) documents that have informed New Zealand’s Progressive Procurement policy.

  • Date: 25/11/2020
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Ākina Foundation Social Procurement Video Tools

Ākina Foundation Social Procurement Video Tools

This document highlights three videos on social procurement developed by the Ākina Foundation in New Zealand. There is a video for social enterprises, one for public sector and another for small businesses.

  • Date: 01/03/2021
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Guide: Intro to Social Procurement for Suppliers

Guide: Intro to Social Procurement for Suppliers

This tool is a guide designed for you to use as an introduction to the social procurement world for social enterprise suppliers developed as part of the Impact Initiative’s Toolkit. It is a useful reference for the terminology, definitions and phrasing used in the social procurement space

  • Date: 01/03/2021
  • Type: pdf
  • Size: 684 KB
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Examples of Social and Environmental Verification Systems

Examples of Social and Environmental Verification Systems

A working document outlining many different types of social and environmental verifications systems around the world.

  • Date: 22/04/2021
  • Type: pdf
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Buy Social Canada Guide to Social Procurement in Construction and Infrastructure Projects

Buy Social Canada Guide to Social Procurement in Construction and Infrastructure Projects

In the Guide to Social Procurement in Construction and Infrastructure Projects Buy Social Canada outlines a path to increase the success of construction-based social procurement.

  • Date: 01/03/2021
  • Type: pdf
  • Size: 7 MB
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City of Vancouver Sustainable Procurement Overview

City of Vancouver Sustainable Procurement Overview

This presentation provides an overview of sustainable procurement policies and targets in the City of Vancouver.

  • Date: 01/03/2020
  • Type: pdf
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2021 City of Vancouver Sustainable Procurement Report

2021 City of Vancouver Sustainable Procurement Report

This annual procurement report documents the procurement activities of the City of Vancouver from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

  • Date: 11/02/2021
  • Type: pdf
  • Size: 177 KB
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Strengthening Government Procurement: A White Paper

Strengthening Government Procurement: A White Paper

This report details recommendations around public sector social procurement as part of the Impact Initiative: a three-year partnership between the Department of Internal Affairs, on behalf of the New Zealand Government, and the Ākina Foundation to deliver the Social Enterprise Sector Development Programme. This report is publicly available and can be shared.

  • Date: 28/04/2021
  • Type: pdf
  • Size: 6 MB
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Roadmap to Impact: Final Impact Initiative Report

Roadmap to Impact: Final Impact Initiative Report

This report from New Zealand’s Impact Initiative partnership highlights social procurement as one of the five key levers governments can pull to unlock wellbeing outcomes in the NZ economy. See pages 19-23.

  • Date: 28/04/2021
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  • Size: 6 MB
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Social Procurement Policy Examples in South East and East Asia

Social Procurement Policy Examples in South East and East Asia

This document put together by Biji-Biji provides an overview of social procurement policies in the region.

  • Date: 01/05/2021
  • Type: pdf
  • Size: 186 KB
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Moving World S-GRID Programme

Moving World S-GRID Programme

This is an example of a social enterprise accelerator programme that Moving Worlds offers to social enterprises on a pro bono basis. This document is also featured in SEWF’s public Resource Library and can be shared widely.

  • Date: 01/05/2021
  • Type: pdf
  • Size: 2 MB
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Free Growing and Scaling your Social Enterprise Guide

Free Growing and Scaling your Social Enterprise Guide

This guide is provided by Moving World free of charge to social enterprises interested in growing and scaling their social enterprises. Resources like this support their training programmes. This resource can be shared beyond the COP.

  • Date: 01/05/2021
  • Type: pdf
  • Size: 63 KB
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Buy Social Canada Trainings

Buy Social Canada Trainings

An overview of various trainings provided by Buy Social Canada for social procurement purchasers.

  • Date: 03/05/2021
  • Type: pdf
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Community Benefit Agreements: Templates for implementation

Community Benefit Agreements: Templates for implementation

This resource from Buy Social Canada will help you design, evaluate and implement a social value into your procurement process for goods and services or major infrastructure and developments.

  • Date: 31/12/2020
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  • Size: 2 MB
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Buy Social Canada Trade Agreement Primer

Buy Social Canada Trade Agreement Primer

This primer from Buy Social Canada provides a brief review of the key trade agreements in Canada that influence government procurement discretion, and how they affect social purchasing.

  • Date: 01/01/2021
  • Type: pdf
  • Size: 1 MB
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Buy Social Canada Guide to Social Procurement

Buy Social Canada Guide to Social Procurement

This Buy Social Canada guidebook is an introduction to the why, what and how of social procurement in Canada.

  • Date: 31/12/2018
  • Type: pdf
  • Size: 8 MB
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Community Employment Benefit: Templates for implementation

Community Employment Benefit: Templates for implementation

This Buy Social Canada resource can help you design, evaluate and implement a social value into your procurement process for goods and services or major infrastructure and developments for projects.

  • Date: 14/07/2020
  • Type: pdf
  • Size: 2 MB
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Australia’s Social Enterprise Finder (early release)

Australia’s Social Enterprise Finder (early release)

Social Traders is developing a public access national social enterprise directory. This document provides information on the early version of the directory and should NOT be shared beyond COP members.

  • Date: 06/05/2021
  • Type: pdf
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Leveraging social procurement to create change – Event recording

Leveraging social procurement to create change – Event recording

This event was part of Catalyst 2030’s Catalysing Change week at the beginning of May 2021. SEWF Managing Director Gerry Higgins participated as a panellist, along with Alexandra Tarmo  from Unilever and Alexandra van der Ploeg from SAP. Watch the recording here.

  • Date: 06/05/2021
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Case Study: DM Roads in Australia

Case Study: DM Roads in Australia

This case study from Social Traders in Australia features DM Roads. Find other case studies from Social Traders here. This case study, along with the others publicly available on the ST website, can be shared beyond the COP.

  • Date: 07/05/2021
  • Type: pdf
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The State of Social Procurement in Australia and New Zealand 2021

The State of Social Procurement in Australia and New Zealand 2021

This is a presentation given by Seán Barnes from the Ākina Foundation to the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply in 2021. Please contact Seán through the COP if you have questions about the presentation or would like permission to use content within it.

  • Date: 13/05/2021
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New Zealand’s Government Procurement Rules

New Zealand’s Government Procurement Rules

This document outlines New Zealand’s Procurement Rules as part of their strategy for sustainable and inclusive procurement. Rule 16 on page 33 of this document is of particular relevance for social procurement. This report is publicly available and can be shared beyond the COP.

  • Date: 24/05/2021
  • Type: pdf
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Government Procurement Rules: Broader Outcomes

Government Procurement Rules: Broader Outcomes

This document highlights New Zealand’s Broader Outcomes rule as part of their overall sustainable and inclusive procurement framework.

  • Date: 24/05/2021
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SAP 2020 Integrated Report

SAP 2020 Integrated Report

Environmental and social performance outlined on pages 209-243, with a specific social procurement focus on pages 225-226. Learn more about SAP’s social procurement efforts in Australia and Canada.

  • Date: 01/01/2021
  • Type: pdf
  • Size: 7 MB
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UK National Procurement Policy Statement

UK National Procurement Policy Statement

This document sets out the strategic priorities for public procurement, including social value, and outlines how contracting authorities can support the delivery of these priorities. According to this policy statement: “All contracting authorities should consider the following national priority outcomes alongside any additional local priorities in their procurement activities:

  • creating new businesses, new jobs and new skills;
  • tackling climate change and reducing waste, and
  • improving supplier diversity, innovation and resilience.”
  • Date: 01/06/2021
  • Type: pdf
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Social procurement case study: Māori enterprises

Social procurement case study: Māori enterprises

This case study published by Te Puni Kōkiri, the New Zealand Government’s principal policy advisor on Māori wellbeing and development, can also be found on their website here.

  • Date: 03/06/2021
  • Type: pdf
  • Size: 993 KB
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Fair Trade Advocacy Office Comment – EU Public Procurement Directive

Fair Trade Advocacy Office Comment – EU Public Procurement Directive

This document includes the full text of the EU Public Procurement Directive, including a forward comment from the Fair Trade Advocacy Office about opportunities for further uptake of sustainable procurement and purchasing from Fair Trade enterprises.

  • Date: 04/06/2021
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  • Size: 2 MB
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Procurement Policy Note: Taking account of carbon reduction plans

Procurement Policy Note: Taking account of carbon reduction plans

This Procurement Policy Note (PPN) from the UK Government sets out how to take account of suppliers’ Net Zero Carbon Reduction Plans in the procurement of major Government contract

  • Date: 05/06/2021
  • Type: pdf
  • Size: 220 KB
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The Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative  –  Phase 1 Report 2019 – 2021

The Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative – Phase 1 Report 2019 – 2021

The Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative (CCSPI) now the British Columbia Social Procurement Initiative (BCSPI) was established in 2018 by and for local governments on Vancouver Island and in the Coastal Communities.

This report summarizes Phase 1 (2019 – 2021), of this initiative highlighting goals and outcomes with a number of interesting and informative case studies.

  • Date: 01/07/2021
  • Type: pdf
  • Size: 4 MB
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Exploring Community Wealth Building Through Social Procurement in Ontario — Final Report

Exploring Community Wealth Building Through Social Procurement in Ontario — Final Report

This report recaps a five-part knowledge series that examined the Ontario social procurement ecosystem – social enterprises as suppliers, social value purchasers and the construction sector generating demand, and how community is re-defining wealth and driving social value outcomes.

  • Date: 20/07/2021
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  • Size: 7 MB
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SEUK – Buy Social Corporate Challenge – Year 5 Impact  Report

SEUK – Buy Social Corporate Challenge – Year 5 Impact Report

Five years ago the Buy Social Corporate Challenge was launched in Downing Street, with
seven founding corporate partners committing to open up their supply chains to social
enterprises. The Year 5 Report looks back at the impact of the Corporate Challenge, from
how much money has been spent with social enterprises to what this spend has helped
achieve. It also looks at how working with social enterprises has affected the corporates
involved.

  • Date: 20/07/2021
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Social Procurement in Scotland – an analysis of sustainable procurement duty implementation (2019/20)

Social Procurement in Scotland – an analysis of sustainable procurement duty implementation (2019/20)

This infographic summarizes recent analysis that examined the involvement of the third sector, specifically social enterprise, in public sector procurement activity in Scotland.

  • Date: 10/08/2021
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Malaysia’s Social Enterprise Accreditation Guidelines

Malaysia’s Social Enterprise Accreditation Guidelines

The Social Enterprise Accreditation (SE.A) Guidelines document is a guide that outlines the definition of a social enterprise in Malaysia, and explains the procedures and criteria involved in the accreditation process so social enterprises can access funding and market opportunities. This document is publicly available on MaGIC’s website and can be shared beyond the CoP. This may be subject to ministerial update by October 2021 and any changes will be reflected here.

  • Date: 30/08/2021
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  • Size: 6 MB
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The Law of Green and Social Procurement in Europe (European Procurement Law)

The Law of Green and Social Procurement in Europe (European Procurement Law)

“The main objective of public procurement regulation is to provide a government with the supplies and works it needs to operate. This primary objective is connected to the principle of value for money, and for the European Union, with the aim of ensuring the functioning of the internal market in public procurement. However, other objectives related to environmental and social concerns have always played a role as well. These range from the award of contracts, to workshops for the disabled, to strict environmental specifications. These ‘secondary’ or ‘horizontal’ objectives, also referred to as ‘green procurement’ or ‘social procurement,’ are the subject of this book. The analysis covers the EU internal market law of green and social procurement, with emphasis on the interpretation, implementation, and practice, in a range of Member States of the EU, and includes a comparative study.”

  • Date: 16/09/2021
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Supply Change – Social Procurement in Construction Guide (UK)

Supply Change – Social Procurement in Construction Guide (UK)

A practical guide by Supply Change on how to implement social procurement in the construction sector.  Includes best practice, industry learnings and expertise. Created in partnership with Wates, the Community Impact Partnership and CIP Books.

  • Date: 23/09/2021
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  • Size: 3 MB
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