Hugo Minney


Tilting the Playing Field

Use the Social Value Act to gain a ‘home team’ advantage for your bid.

Procurement aims to obtain best value within a transparent, rules-based competition, but sometimes the real evaluation factors can be hidden or unstated. The Social Value Act (2012) (SVA) requires public authorities “to have regard to economic, social and environmental well-being” when assessing best value.

In his case study-based session, Hugo Minney brings experience of how the SVA is being used in local government and the NHS to prioritise benefits and influence project selection. He will suggest ways in which bidders can engage with buyers at a strategic level, building in value and even creating barriers to entry for competitors.

Hugo Minney is Chief Executive of TyneHealth which hosts a Congress covering two million patients. He’s also a key member of the Durham County Council SVA task force. He is an APM Fellow and acknowledged authority on Benefits Management and the Social Return on Investment (SROI) Model.