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26th May 2022

NEPO wins GO Award for Social Value

NEPO has scooped the award for Social Value at the GO Awards, an annual celebration of the very best in UK procurement.

The winning award submission focused on how NEPO and EDF worked together to deliver social value within NEPO301 Electricity. Used by 23 public sector organisations across the UK, NEPO301 Electricity features social value commitments totalling £70k.

Marie Perriam, Energy Lead at NEPO, said:

“We are delighted to have been presented with this prestigious award. Social value is incredibly important to NEPO and its members, it ensures that every pound of public spending delivers additional benefits to local communities.

“Working together with EDF we have developed a public sector electricity contract that not only supplies 100% zero carbon power, but also features demand-side services that aim to reduce usage.

“From the outset of the procurement project, we invested time and resources in helping the energy market understand our social value ambitions. Our approach secured social value commitments with a proxy value of £70k, which will see support for unemployed people, engagement with schools, the creation of green infrastructure, and much more.”

The annual GO Awards celebrate the very best procurement achievements from public, private and third sector organisations. Held at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham, the awards are an opportunity to showcase the innovation and best practice demonstrated by procurement teams across the UK.