Guidance launched this week
Guidance to help local authorities achieve quality services through procurement from social enterprises was launched this week. The guidance - commissioned by Co-operatives UK and the Social Enterprise East of England network - considers what opportunities exist for local authorities to implement policy objectives by procuring services from social enterprises. It also examines how councils can use such procurement to meet wider strategic objectives. Pro-active Procurement is available from www.cooperatives-uk.coop/Provide.