Increasing social value through infrastructure
Hosted by CECA Wales in association with the Southeast Wales Highways Framework (SEWH)
When : 800-930, 5th March 2020
Where : Village Hotel, Jctn 32 M4 (Coryton), Cardiff
Social value through infrastructure, often referred to as Community Benefits, is a cornerstone of public sector procurement policy. But how important is social value to infrastructure clients and contractors? On 5th March CECA Wales, in association with SEWH Framework, will be hosting a breakfast seminar asking this question of clients and contractors and exploring ways in which we can increase social value without increasing the bureaucracy that seems to be burdening the procurement process.
The session will kick off with a short introduction to social value by Ed Evans the Director of CECA Wales. This will be followed by a presentation from Jane Wade, Director of Schools at the Vale of Glamorgan County Council, on the social value achievements made via their 21st century schools programme and how this could be applied to the civil engineering sector. The third speaker will be Tony Thorne, a community benefits director at Involve Recruitment, who will set out the social value opportunities to be gained through the employment and upskilling of ex-services personnel and ex-offenders. We will finish the session with a short debate on how social value opportunities can be gained on public sector frameworks in the civil engineering sector.
To reserve your place at this short breakfast seminar please contact Deborah Gray at Deborah@cecawales.co.uk