Deadline extended for procurement survey  

Posted by Tessa Wright on 26 September 2022

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 grateful to those who have already responded. We have extended the survey deadline in order to achieve the widest possible response and ensure that we build up a clear picture of what social and equality aspects are being included in the purchasing of goods, services and works projects. The survey asks questions about the types of social and equality criteria that are included in all stages of procurement, from tendering and bid evaluation to management of the contract and monitoring, as well as views on the effectiveness of these practices. 

The Buying Social Justice project is grateful to the Higher Education Purchasing Association, the Local Government Association, Procurement for Housing and others for help in distributing the survey.  

If you work in procurement in local government, higher education or in a housing association and haven’t yet completed the survey, we would really appreciate if you can take 10-15 minutes to complete it here: Buying Social Justice survey

The survey results will provide valuable evidence to feed into guidance on how public authorities can incorporate social and equality aims in procurement.

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