Social Value Guidance - CIVEA partners with YPO.
The Civil Enforcement Association (CIVEA) has partnered with YPO - a leading public sector procurement organisation - to assist local authorities that prepare tender documents for enforcement services. CIVEA has worked with YPO to provide a definition and examples of social value, which local authorities can use in their invitations to tender.
Russell Hamblin-Boone, chief executive of CIVEA, said: “Our members provide so much more than enforcement services to local authorities. A contract will usually include additional social value that supports the community either through environmental, social or governance benefits. The new guidance on social value designed in partnership with YPO will help procurement teams to design effective tenders and get high quality support from my members.”
NOTES TO EDITORS
CIVEA is the principal trade association representing civil enforcement agencies employing around 2000 certificated enforcement agents that operate in England and Wales. CIVEA represents 40 companies that make up over 90% of the entire enforcement industry.
CIVEA’s members work to enforce civil debt on behalf of local authorities and Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) including council tax, business rates, parking fines, magistrates’ court fines, employment tribunal awards, child support payments, B2B and commercial rent arrears. This amounts to over £500 million (half a billion) of unpaid taxes and fines recovered each year at no cost to the public bodies themselves. Each year CIVEA members receive over 3.5 million warrants and court orders.
Joe Cuffaro, WSA Communications
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