For details, go here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/true-value-towards-ethical-public-service-commissioning-tickets-205680023487 How can national procurement reforms benefit our places and communities?
'True Value: towards ethical public service commissioning’is a major new research project from Localis which aims to address how we should triangulate the capabilities and willingness of central and local government, a diverse and innovative supplier base and the communities where services will be delivered and projects completed on the ground.
Taking as its starting point the findings from 2020’s ‘Brighten All Corners – maximising social value in place’ this project has investigated common threads across three key policy strands, to unravel the links between total public procurement spend in place with local economic growth, and the impacts on social wellbeing, place prosperity and innovation and research.
The event will be held in the historic setting of the Churchill War Rooms.
Speakers will include:
Lord Agnew, minister of state for efficiency and transformation, Cabinet Office (invited)
Alan Long, Executive Director, Mears Group
Isabelle Parasram, Chief Executive, Social Value UK (invited)
Cllr Rachael Robathan, leader, Westminster City Council (invited)
Professor Chris White, Director of Industrial Policy and Insight Centre at the MTC, Visiting Professor of Industrial Strategy at Loughborough University
Doors will open with copies of the report and refreshments available from 10.00 a.m. The event will commence at 10.30 a.m. and run for one hour.