What Impact can Policy & Standards have on Delivering Social Value?
How can we work together to maximise the impact of social value for everyone? - Peter Masonbrook, Head of Social Value, Faithful + Gould
PPN 06/20 forces us all to think about the real impact of what we do and how we can work to increase that social impact for the good of everyone. It also opens the doors wider for opportunities for SMEs and voluntary community and social enterprises as a more qualitive evaluation process for procurement means the most impactful solution will be taken forward, regardless of where it comes from. But the publication of PPN 06/20 in and of itself is not enough to enact the change we need. Peter Masonbrook Head of Social Value Faithful+Gould believes in some ways the procurement notice does not go far enough. For one, it only mandates social value in the procurement process and not in the actual delivery of the project. This means that suppliers can commit to big social value promises in their tenders, without being held accountable to delivering those promises later down the line. What we need to ensure is the tracking and measurement of social value impact throughout the lifecycle of the project.
Making Social Value Aspirations a Reality - Thomas Brumby, Social Value Champion, HLM Architects & Paula Leca, Communities and Social Impact Manager, Morrison Construction
The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is an industry-led international centre of manufacturing expertise where industry, academia and the public-sector support bodies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation making Scotland a global leader in advanced manufacturing and a magnet for investment.
The student design competition with Renfrew High School, is an outreach project within the local community of Renfrewshire, that represents the wider objectives and aspirations of the National Manufacturing Institute of Scotland with regards to Social Value. It has been facilitated by the architects and lead contractor of the NMIS project, HLM and Morrison Construction.
HLM Glasgow worked alongside Renfrew High School, and Morrison Construction to facilitate this student led design competition to develop designs for how to make use of a grant of £20,000 to redevelop the outdoor environment of the school. We will demonstrate the processes involved throughout, and how this social engagement with local school children has fostered new learning and engagement outcomes by being part of this design competition activity.