Author: Tessa Wright

Deadline extended for procurement survey  

Posted by on 9.26.22 in Uncategorised

The deadline for completion of the Buying Social Justice survey of how procurement officers are including social and equality criteria in their work has been extended to Sunday 16 October 2022.   The survey has been distributed to procurement officers in local government, housing associations and universities throughout England, Scotland and Wales, and we are very […]

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Paper on social value and equality presented at conference in Finland

Posted by on 9.23.22 in Uncategorised

The Buying Social Justice project team presented its first international conference paper at the biennial meeting of the Research Network on Gender relations in the labour market and the welfare state at Tampere University, Finland in September 2022. The Network is part of the European Sociological Association, bringing together researchers interested in gender issues in […]

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Buying Social Justice project launches major survey of procurement officers

Posted by on 8.22.22 in Uncategorised

A survey of thousands of procurement officers in local government, housing associations and universities has been launched by the Buying Social Justice project. The survey will provide new data on what procurement officers are doing to include social and equality criteria in their procurement practices throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Public authorities in England and […]

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New video explains how public procurement can advance equality in construction

Posted by on 7.26.22 in Uncategorised

In this short video Professor Tessa Wright sets out why she believes that public procurement can be an effective tool for increasing employment opportunities for groups that are under-represented in the UK construction sector. Only 12% of those working in the construction industry in the UK are women and only 5-7% are from ethnic minority […]

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