Social value in government procurement

Published on: June 10th 2019

In June 2019, the Cabinet Office consulted on social value in the award of central government contracts.

We provided a collective response on behalf of member leisure and culture trusts as we are gravely concerned about the state of public service procurement practice.

Our concerns are in regard to the longer term, damaging impact of current practice on communities and generations to come. The methods and behaviours displayed in procurement/re-procurement practice and the resulting contracts created (in public leisure) are damaging public services and their deliverers.

To read the formal consultation response from Community Leisure UK, you can download a copy here.