The 'Buy Social' Model for services contracts

In this section find out more about the Buy Social Model for services contracts.

Buy Social Model for services contracts

A Buy Social Model for services contracts has been developed by the Strategic Investment Board and Construction & Procurement Delivery (CPD).

The model sets a contractual requirement for a quantifiable number of targeted recruitment and training opportunities for New Entrant Trainees to be provided in public services contracts.

It sets out two key approaches:

  • Approach A: is used in contracts that have no significant TUPE obligation and
  • Approach B: in contracts with a significant TUPE obligation.

The model is to be included in all services contracts subject to Northern Ireland Public Procurement Policy (NIPPP) that have an anticipated value above £500,000 per annum, apart from IT and professional services.

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