Rise to the Top: Socially Responsible Public Procurement

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Release date: 19/10/2020

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Policy@Manchester: Sandra Hamilton outlines recent changes to UK public procurement and argues that to rebuild a more inclusive, socially sustainable post-COVID economy, similar changes now need to be made at a global level.

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TitleRise to the Top: Socially Responsible Public Procurement
Media name/outletPolicy@Manchester: University of Manchester
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date19/10/20
DescriptionAmidst the social and economic challenges of a post-Brexit, post-COVID landscape, public procurement is gaining increased visibility and legitimacy as a policy tool.

Effective 1 January 2021, the UK is positioned to become the first nation in the world to mandate that taxpayer-funded contracts are fully leveraged to maximise social value. A minimum 10% weighting will be required in the evaluation of social value in UK central government contracts. As the UK seeks to negotiate international trade agreements with the EU, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and others, how value is defined in government procurement and the question of whether or not sub-national public procurement should be included in future trade agreements is the subject of increased debate.

In this blog, Sandra G. Hamilton, from the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, outlines recent changes to UK public procurement and argues that to rebuild a more inclusive, socially sustainable post-COVID economy, similar changes now need to be made at a global level.
Producer/AuthorSandra G. Hamilton
URLblog.policy.manchester.ac.uk/inclusivegrowth/2020/10/rise-to-the-top-socially-responsible-public-procurement/?gator_td=TeQDWzXtYEUV6QlBnDmxcBkTgWj7c%2fU6sGcNAVEjxeHjs5dTxbp134NR01hpkB8FZtFfw6cT3rOFK6CLaSJDUgAXsxU8jnNa9D5Q0PwfF6A44s5DJjBVKdY7m5Nji3PT4LikZXq0l3E6Ll8DsRZTrCFWeUrUSxwf%2bv3qScsrZO7n%2fCU6FJ2q4RcuybDBrwoqVzqK5ERZRd2e6VElXNs6Gw%3d%3d
PersonsSandra Hamilton