Webinar: Social Value in Public Procurement – Delivering a Positive Impact Watch the recording below

In this FREE webinar, Action Sustainability and our Senior Consultant Vaishali Baid will host a discussion alongside the Welsh government procurement team to discuss how the Social Value landscape is evolving in Wales and showcase how you can embed social value considerations into procurement.

Social value is about how organisations can actually demonstrate value for money and generate wider benefits and wider outcomes that they can deliver through spending this money.

In this 90 minute webinar you will hear from speakers who are working on Welsh social value and  helped write the new standard and gain an insight into what is contained within it. You’ll discover how the standard could provide your organisation with a roadmap to addressing what is an increasing risk in these volatile times.

In this 1.5 hour webinar you will hear from speakers on the recent published Welsh Social Value Report with the purpose of reviewing the social value landscape in Wales and some use cases.

By the end of this webinar you will:

• Gain insight into the main elements of the Welsh social value principles.

• Understand the wider benefits of social value through procurement process.

• Develop an understanding of implementing triple bottom line within the organisation procurement strategies.

About the speakers

Vaishali Baid

Vaishali is a senior sustainable procurement and, social value consultant. She has worked in procurement for more than eleven years with a focus on sourcing, category management, supplier management and consulting with various Fortune 500 companies. Throughout her experience, she has put sustainability elements into perspective for various projects.

In her current profile she supports clients with embedding social value / social sustainability in their procurement processes, sourcing support, designing tender questions, evaluation criteria and scoring based on PPN 06/20. She also has experience in creating toolkits for procurement, charters, category strategies considering sustainability requirements, ISO 20400 evaluations, workshops for different procurement teams. She is currently leading the Social Value Group of the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

Paul Griffiths

Paul has overseen a programme of national collaborative contracts since January 2016. He oversees the delivery of a collaborative procurement pipeline for Wales with over 30 national frameworks. He also leads the Welsh Government’s Commercial Capability team.

Prior to this Paul has held a variety of procurement roles across the Welsh Public sector including Head of Professional Services in the National Procurement Service (NPS) and the Strategic Procurement Adviser to the Welsh Government’s Economy Department.

He has worked on major commercial interventions, including the Welsh Government Superfast Broadband Cymru project, a tender worth some £0.5 billion. An active supporter of the procurement profession, Paul served on the CIPS Local Branch committee in a range of capacities from 1997 – 2015.

This session is open to all levels of expertise and professionals from all sectors who are interested in integrating Social Value into their procurement processes and organisational strategies.


This session is open to all levels of expertise and professionals from all sectors who are interested in integrating social value into their procurement processes and organisational strategies.

Session time: 1 hour 30 minutes.

This session is free to attend.

For more information

Vaishali Baid
Sustainable Procurement and Social Value Consultant