Response to consultation on Social Value in Public Sector Procurement

Response to consultation on Social Value in Public Sector Procurement

This consultation proposes the inclusion of additional social value metrics to the tendering process on public projects.

The disability@work submission (2019) authored by Melanie Jones and Victoria Wass welcomes the inclusion of a disability employment metric and make the following key recommendations:

(i) the use of a clear and precise specification for the measures of the percentage of disabled people employed in the organisation which uses a definition of disability which is consistent the Equality Act and could be used in reporting as part of other Government initiatives, for example the Voluntary Reporting Framework and Disability and Disability Confident accreditation

and (ii) which will form the basis for scrutiny and verification of claims about disability prevalence on previous projects and promises made on future projects.

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