Supply Chain School

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Resources


Below are the resources currently available for this area, these are categorised into the following knowledge levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert

Beginner


  • E-learning Module Introduction to Economy and Community

    1 hour Online module providing an overview of benefits and principles of the local economy and community

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  • Web link Considerate Constructors Scheme

    The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a non-profit-making, independent organisation founded in 1997 by the construction industry to improve its image.

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  • Document / Presentation "Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome - Skills and Employment Case Study" from Sir Robert McAlpine

    Detailed explanation of what skills and employment outputs were achieved (e.g. new entrant trainees and apprenticeships, work placements) building infrastructure for Commonwealth...

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  • Video Economy and Community: An Introduction

    Liz Holford of Action Sustainability talks about the issue of economy and community, and why it is important for the construction industry.

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  • Video Economy and Community: A Contractor's View of Supplier Diversity

    Nigel McKay, Head of Procurement and Supply Chain at Lend Lease, talks about Lend Lease's drive to create a diverse supply chain, and how it benefits the construction industry...

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  • Video Economy and Community: A Contractor's View

    Vicki Walsh, Head of Sustainability at Sir Robert McAlpine, explains drivers to delivering community benefit. Vicki provides examples of where and how they have been achieved,...

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  • Web link Business in the Community

    Website of membership organisation that promotes and facilitates corporate responsibility activity by businesses

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  • Document / Presentation Reading from the Start - VINCI Facilities social value case study

    Overview of literacy skills programme for young children, delivered with customer Peabody, in London

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  • Document / Presentation KELP Environmental Labour Apprentices - Taylor Woodrow case study

    Example of an apprentice who has moved successfully into a full time position, after being recruited through an apprenticeship scheme organised with a social enterprise

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  • Web link Compete For Web Portal

    Link to portal that enables businesses to post contract opportunities and others to compete for them. Particularly used by large, publicly funded infrastructure projects

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  • Document / Presentation Supporting local people to Get into Construction - BAM social value case study

    Overview of achievements of a programme, involving BAM Construction, Princes Trust, JobCentre Plus and Manchester College, that provided work placements to young people

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  • Document / Presentation Supplier Diversity Hub

    Web pages sponsored by membership organisation MSD(UK), sharing understanding of supplier diversity, otherwise known as inclusive procurement.

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  • Document / Presentation Community Engagement - Kings Cross Zone B - BAM social value case study

    Overview of positive impacts for a London community, including creating apprenticeship opportunities, engaging with local schools and charity fundraising

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  • Web link Social value and savings through public sector procurement

    "Communities Count" report from Social Enterprise (UK) and partners on impact of Public Services (Social value) Act 2010

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  • Document / Presentation Manchester City Football Academy - BAM social value case study

    Positive impacts to communities delivered by BAM Construction, whilst constructing new youth development and first team training facility for Manchester City Football Club

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  • Video Local Business & Skills Development in Wales

    Overview of this issue in Wales

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  • Document / Presentation Welsh Government: Code of Practice - Ethical Employment in Supply Chains

    The Welsh Government's standards around ethical employment in supply chains

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Intermediate


  • E-learning Module Engaging a Diverse Supply Chain

    An introductory module identifying the steps to engage a diverse supply chain, the differences between supplier diversity and fairness and inclusion, and the benefits of having...

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  • E-learning Module Social Value: Part 1

    In part 1, we explore what Social Value is, and why clients are demanding it as part of their projects

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  • Web link Considerate Constructors Scheme - scoring system

    CCS site scoring for measuring contractor's compliance with CCS objectives and targets.

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  • Document / Presentation Best practice community engagement techniques

    Community engagement is the active participation of local residents and community groups in the decisions that affect their lives. This guidance note explains the benefits and...

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  • Web link FTSE4Good Index

    Link to website of FTSE4Good, explaining its purpose and method

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  • Document / Presentation Localism Act 2011

    Link to guide from the Local Government Information Unit about the implications and implementation of the Localism Act 2011

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  • Document / Presentation Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

    Link to website explaining why this Act is significant in requiring "social value" to be considered prior to and during public sector procurement processes

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  • Document / Presentation Improving public procurement for construction SMEs

    This report examines the barriers facing SMEs when attempting to secure public sector construction contracts and makes a number of recommendations to clients and industry on how...

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  • Web link MSD(UK)

    Website of membership organisation that seeks to promote trade between large businesses and companies majority owned and controlled by people who are BAME (Black, Asian, minority...

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  • Web link WEConnect International

    Website of membership organisation that seeks to promote trade between large businesses and companies majority owned and controlled by women

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  • Web link Social Enterprise UK

    Website of organisation promoting involvement of social enterprises in supply chains

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  • Web link Social Enterprise UK 'Social Value Hub'

    A free resource for people who are interested in social value and the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012.

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  • Document / Presentation A social and economic evaluation: The Emirates Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Glasgow

    This study evaluates the social and economic impacts within the City of Glasgow with respect to the Community Benefits clause contained within the construction contract of the...

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  • Web link Newstory: HS2 urged to learn from French high speed rail 'clause sociale'

    Newstory outlining expectations that some stakeholders have around delivery of social value through the construction of High Speed 2

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  • Web link Buying Social

    A guide to procurers on how they can integrate social considerations into public procurement, including equality of opportunities

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Advanced


  • Tool GRI version 4

    Latest version of the GRI principles and framework (access to free tool)

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  • Web link Communities Count: The Four Steps to Unlocking Social Value

    2014 report from Social Enterprise UK, Wates Living Space, PwC, the Chartered Institute of Housing and Orbit Group on impact of Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

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  • Document / Presentation The Business Case for Equality & Diversity

    A summary of academic studies of the benefits of equality and diversity, mainly in recruitment and workplace management, published by the UK government department for Business,...

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  • Web link Social Return on Investment

    Link to New Economic Foundation's work around social return on investment

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  • Web link London Benchmarking Group

    Methodology for evaluating value of community investment, particularly through charitable investment and volunteering

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  • Document / Presentation Social Value - Industry Briefing Paper

    A Supply Chain School briefing paper, detailing what is meant by Social Value and Social Return on Investment, and introducing potential methods, indicators and supporting evidence...

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Expert


  • Web link Social Value and Public Procurement

    2014 legal guide from Anthony Collins Solicitors covering the legal framework for including social value considerations in public procurement processes

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  • Web link Tackling Poverty through Public Procurement

    Link to 2014 report from Joseph Rowntree Foundation explaining how public procurement is being used to tackle poverty by stimulating skills and employment opportunities and contract...

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