Maximising Social Value from Public Sector Procurement – Free Social Business Wales workshops throughout October @socialbizwales #wales #events #socent

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There is continued recognition of the critical role that social businesses play in delivering innovative, person centred public services in Wales. Yet, the 2017 Social Business Mapping Report shows declines in the extent to which social businesses serve the public sector. This workshop will explore the opportunities for social businesses in the delivery of public services, examine in detail provisions around reserved contracts and support businesses, and look at some of the innovative practices taking place across Wales and further afield.

Who Should Attend?

This half day workshop is aimed at social businesses who want a better understanding of how to maximise opportunities from public sector contracts.
Learning Outcomes: Through a mixture of presentation, discussion and practical exercises, participants will gain a better understanding of public sector procurement and how we can better engage social businesses in the delivery of innovative public services. Specifically the workshop will: – Review the current public sector procurement context – Provide an explanation of terminology and processes involved – Review EU procurement thresholds – Explore barriers to bidding – Provide an understanding of reserved contracts and supported business provisions. – Discuss exemptions in the EU procurement regulations which benefit social businesses. – Outline support provided by Social Business Wales
Wednesday 18th October

‘Maximising Social Value from Public Sector procurement’ – North Wales

09.00 – 14.00

Glasdir, Plas yn Dre, Llanwrst, LL26 0DF

To book your free place visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/maximising-social-value-from-public-sector-procurement-north-wales-tickets-38040648604?utm_content=buffer19214&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Tuesday 24th October

‘Maximising Social Value from Public Sector procurement’ – South East Wales

09.00 – 14.00

Merthyr Town Football Club, Romans Room, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales CF47 8RF

To book your free place visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/maximising-social-value-from-public-sector-procurement-south-east-wales-tickets-38041356722?aff=erelpanelorg

Thursday 26th October

‘Maximising Social Value from Public Sector procurement’ – South West Wales

09.00 – 14.00

National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Llanarthney, SA32 8HN

To book your free place visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/maximising-social-value-from-public-sector-procurement-south-west-wales-tickets-38041416902?aff=erelpanelorg

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