Community benefits

Since 2008 Community Benefits clauses within Scotland have been a key component of public procurement policy and practice. South Ayrshire is committed to maximising Community Benefits from its procurement activities.

The use of Community Benefits clauses contributes to South Ayrshire Council`s Procurement Strategy (March 2018) Key Objectives, in particular Key Objective 4: “Fulfilment of Sustainable Duties”.

South Ayrshire Council is committed to maximising both the contractual and voluntary Community Benefits from its procurement activities. The Council will adhere to all statutory guidance and legislation on the use of Community Benefits, ensuring all regulated procurements include Community Benefits clauses.

View the Councils Community Benefits Process and Guidance document for further information on the Councils commitment.

Help deliver community benefits

View contacts who can assist organisations in delivering voluntary and contractual Community Benefits.

Jobs, apprenticeships and work experience placements

The Councils Employability and Skills Team can assist organisation in delivering new jobs, apprenticeships and work experience placements. For further information please see:

Employability and Skills

Email: employability.skills@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
Call: 01292 612301

Local community projects and engagements

The Councils Community Engagement Team can assist organisations in sponsorship, fund raising and community support days. For further information please see:

Colette McGarva, Community Engagement Officer
Call: 01292 559425
Email: colette.mcgarva@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

Educational talks

The Councils Education Team can assist organisations in setting up educational talks that would benefits local schools. For further information please see:

David Strang, Manager Schools & Services Support, Education
Call: 01292 612 278
Email: david.strang@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

Submit delivered community benefits

As part of the Councils Community Benefits Process, suppliers are required to provide an update on contractual and voluntary Community Benefits delivered to South Ayrshire Council.

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