Constellia partners with whatimpact.com to Transform Effectiveness and Ease of Delivering Social Value in Procurement
whatimpact.com and Constellia, a UK-leading Procurement Managed Service Provider, have today, 26th October, announced their new partnership. This partnership is designed to maximise opportunities for suppliers to deliver tangible social value with public sector and utility clients.
With sustainability at the forefront of procurement regulations, ESG standards, and strategic CSR initiatives, the influence of social value is transforming procurement across the private and public sector. The UK government’s commitment to scoring all tenders with a minimum 10% marking on social value has reshaped the procurement process, affecting businesses of all sizes serving the central government, local government, NHS and the wider public sector.
Thanks to this newly formed partnership, Constellia will make it easier for suppliers across their dynamic marketplace to deliver on social value requirements by having access to the dedicated on-demand support and expert advice to the whatimpact.com social value platform. Constellia’s marketplace will also benefit from discounted rates that will enable suppliers to be matched with social value activities and prove their social value efforts to clients and support local community initiatives.
whatimpact.com serves as a leading matchmaking platform connecting suppliers with local social value initiatives nationwide. It enables organisations, regardless of their size and experience in social value, to deliver contract-specific social value plans and validated impact reporting. Moreover, it facilitates the integration of company volunteering programs with government contract requirements. Whatimpact.com is committed to grassroots action and advocates for the social and environmental expertise held by charities and social enterprises.
Constellia’s CEO, Rob Levene, commented: “We have noticed an increase in demand from clients needing to find partners who can deliver on their social value commitments. Our neutral vendor solution gives our clients access to a dynamic and accredited marketplace of suppliers who can achieve this. For many public sector bodies, the need is not just for suppliers to commit to social value measures in a tender, but also to ensure they deliver on those commitments. Our partnership with whatimmpact.com will transform the ease and effectiveness for both clients and our suppliers to deliver on their contractual requirements. “
Tiia Sammallahti, CEO of whatimpact, highlights the government’s stance, emphasising that ethical, environmental, and socially sustainable work is key. Tiia commented: “It is all about engaging with communities to deliver health, wellbeing, employment, environmental, and educational benefits through and during contract work. The connection between a company’s commercial success and their social value contribution has never been stronger, elevating social value to a strategic priority. We are honoured to partner with Constellia in harnessing the purchasing power of government for the betterment of society.”
To find out more, attend our webinar on 15th November with Rob Levene, CEO of Constellia and Tiia Sammallahti, CEO and Founder of whatimpact.com to discover this unique opportunity to deliver social value, locally.
Constellia – Neutral Vendor solutions for Services, Works, Technology and Goods.
Established in 2007, Constellia is a leading Neutral Vendor Managed Service Provider in the UK. We manage over £200 million of spend across 130+ public and private sector organisations. We are also the UK’s only Neutral Vendor to enable public sector and utility clients access to the procurement of Goods, Works, Services and Technology.
As a Neutral Vendor, we act as a conduit between contracting authorities and prequalified service providers and suppliers, providing a fast and compliant route to market via Neutral Vendor Frameworks. Our diverse and dynamic marketplace enlists over 1,000 pre-approved suppliers, providing clients access to 400+ subcategories of spend.
We provide public sector clients the flexibility and choice to buy through one simple route quickly and compliantly, helping drive efficiencies and savings.
whatimpact.com is a social value management platform tailored for social value managers and teams engaged in social value management. The platform offers a unique workflow management tool for planning and reporting on social value delivery through collaborations with charities, social enterprises, and local initiatives across the UK.
The company has earned recognition from the UK media for its active research work, white papers, and innovations in the social value field, with features on Sky News and BBC News.
This revised press release conveys the positive impact of the partnership and aligns with the style from the provided website, showcasing the significance of the Constellia and whatimpact.com partnership in delivering better service to clients and suppliers.