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As anchor institutions, whose long-term sustainability is tied to the wellbeing of the populations that they serve, social value now contributes to a 10% weighting in all procurement decisions in the NHS. Social value is a mechanism to help reduce health inequalities, drive better environmental performance and deliver more value from procured products and services.
The opportunity in the health sector is huge and the payback is clear – healthy, resilient and sustainable communities mean the health system is better able to manage the demands on its own resources, so this is an exciting initiative building momentum across healthcare.
This award recognises suppliers who have developed innovative projects and initiatives as part of their social value commitments to the NHS and can demonstrate how these are making a positive environmental, social and/or economic impact.
- Entrants will be suppliers to the NHS who can demonstrate impact from their social value commitments made through procurement contracts with 1 or more organisations
- They will need to be able to demonstrate early-stage results, with a minimum of 6 months of evidence up to the awards entry deadline
- Projects and initiatives must demonstrate efforts in one or more of the following areas: fighting climate change, wellbeing, equal opportunity, tackling economic inequality or COVID-19 recovery