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A Glossary of Terms for Local Authority Sustainable Public Procurement NSCPP 31 March 2011 Reference

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This Glossary refers to the wide range of current and previous terms that relate to the landscape that LA procurement practitioners are trying to work in. It is intended to assist the awareness and understanding to enable effective and efficient commissioning and procurement in such a rapidly changing time when recognising and realising social, economic and environmental benefits and efficiencies from procurement spend is essential. Comments on the usefulness and ideas for improvement are welcomed by the NSCPP - contact David Wright davidwright@planaassocs.co.uk
A NEIEP report on Public procurement of remanufactured products Reference

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An examination of the potential for increasing the use of remanufactured products by local authorities in the North East of England
A Reference Sheet for Sustainable Public Procurement NSCPP 31 March 2011 Reference

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This Reference Sheet has been produced by the NSCPP to particularly assist those attending the current SPP Training Courses. However, we believe the information contained will be invaluable to any public sector procurement practitioner. The Reference Sheet is designed to be used electronically and provides really helpful, topical references and hyperlinks to a wide range of knowledge and information which can assist procurement practitioners and others to efficiently achieve significant social, economic and environment benefits from their Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP). The NSCPP hope this Reference Sheet assists you in your SPP and welcomes any feedback that may aid further improvement. David Wright, Advisor to the NSCPP davidwright@planaassocs.co.uk
A response from ICLEI to the EU public procurement policy Green Paper Reference

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A comprehensive, 26 page response which provides some very helpful insight into the potential of public procurement to realise social, economic and environmental efficiencies - and how this could be better provided with clearer guidance on existing provisions and suggested variations for further improvement.
Environment Tools Directory Reference

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Free to use listing of environmental tools
Food Sourcing and supplier management kpi's - Neip Reference

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This document template has been designed to be used in conjunction with the NEIEP Environmental and Social Responsibility Policy, as such it reflects the ‘Policy Statements’ and associated ‘Headline Performance Indicators’ contained within that document, in a format that enables you to: • Establish where you are now in relation to each key ‘Policy Area’ (to establish your ‘base line’) and • Undertake subsequent and consistent measurement against that base line on a timescale and frequency that suites your service.
GLA Group Getting Value for London Reference

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The GLA group Responsible Procurement Policy consists of seven themes: ● encouraging a diverse base of suppliers ● promoting fair employment practices ● promoting workforce welfare ● addressing strategic labour needs and enabling training ● community benefits ● ethical sourcing practices; and ● promoting greater environmental sustainability.
Local Enterprise Partnerships Reference

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A brief presentation outlining the purpose of LEPs in the context of previous local and regional economic arrangements and the Regional Growth Bill. Includes a list of the 28 approved LEPs as at 13 Jan 2011.
Public Procurement – Quantifying Economic Value in the North East Reference

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This report has been commissioned by One NorthEast to support the development of the North East Procurement Agreement. The aim of the report is to produce an improved evidence base to demonstrate the importance of the public sector and in particular procurement to the regional economy of the North East. As part of this report there you can find a tool in the tools section which enbable you to test the impacts of changes in public procurement and local spending on the north east economy
Public spending for public benefit Reference

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Written by Justin Sacks, published by nef, sponsorship by LGA and WLGA, 2005. Business case for using public procurement to deliver economic development goals. Since referenced in Government policy, including 'Procuring the future'. Summary: 'Public spending for public benefit' is a report, a lobbying tool, a new source of evidence, and a recommendation for future action based on what some people are doing already. We will cut to the heart of the matter: money. And show you why you can’t afford not to care about how the public sector delivers goods and services.
Sustainable Commissioning Model Reference

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A new tool developed by nef (the new economics foundation) in partnership with the London Borough of Camden to encourage outcome-based commissioning of local services and incorporate wider community benefit both in the tendering process and in the performance management of contracts.
The measurement of sustainable procurement - Adam Wilkinson September 2009 Reference

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'Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts' A critical review of current measurement approaches across social, economic, and environmental areas. The development of a universal methodology for the 'smart' KPI's and a pilot test of emda's tier 1 supply chain.
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