Buy Social construction model
The Buy Social construction model has been developed by the Strategic Investment Board and CPD. The process of development included consultation with the NICS departments, the construction Centres of Procurement Expertise (CoPE) and representatives from the local construction industry.
The model came into operation in April 2016 - setting a contractual requirement for a quantifiable number of targeted recruitment and training opportunities for new entrant trainees, to be provided in government construction contracts.
The requirement is to be delivered by the main contractor, who has the choice to share the requirement with its supply chain, should it wish.
The Buy Social model clauses are included within the Sustainability requirements document (February 2019 - view page 6).