Sustainable procurement is a vital element of public sector procurement. As well as environmental issues, it includes social issues such as equality and diversity, and fair and ethical trading, plus economic issues involving opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and the third sector.
Understanding Community Benefits and Sustainability, the Supplier Development Programme’s latest sustainable procurement workshop, will be held on Tuesday 14th February at Falkirk Stadium, 4 Stadium Way, Falkirk, FK2 9EE. Registration begins at 9am.
This is a Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop, aimed at helping organisations to best demonstrate community benefit in their procurement bids.
The workshop is particularly recommended for third sector organisations, and is suitable for those with a good understanding of public sector procurement (eg. those who have completed the Level 1 workshop, or have equivalent experience).
Key topics will include:
- what is sustainable procurement?
- procurement for supported businesses and the third sector
- community benefits
- Living Wage
- being a “best practice employer”
- life cycle costing
- delivering “Added Value”
- corporate social responsibility
To book your place, or for further information, please visit the SDP website.