This event is now over and took place on Fri 15 Jun 2012

Event Summary

This one-day seminar focuses on how Local Authorities, the NHS, Universities and other public bodies can be bold and innovative in their procurement decisions to construct new forms of service delivery that achieve wider public benefit. Social enterprises can play a vital role in realising this vision.

The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 puts new obligations on procurers and the Localism Act 2011 encourages new community-led service delivery. Nevertheless, all public bodies have to comply with Competition Law and the Procurement and State Aid rules laid down by the European Commission, and these can appear daunting and restrictive. To do nothing or doing too much could lead to costly legal action.

The aim of this seminar is to provide an expert overview of what is possible within the EU rules and explore how public bodies can build business relationships with social enterprises. The seminar programme includes input from specialists and technical experts in the field as well as case study examples of what can be achieved when procuring from social enterprises.

Thisone-day seminar hosted by Social Business International in association with Bates Wells & Braithwaite, University of Northampton andUnity Trust Bank is aimed at:
- Directors and Assistant Directors of Services
- Legal and Accounting Officers
- Procurement Officers
- Social Enterprise and Charity Leaders offering innovative service solutions to public bodies

Please click here to book your ticket through the SBI website.


BWB, 2-6 Cannon St., London EC4M 6YH

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