Community Benefits in Procurement
West Lothian Council is committed to maximising Community Benefits from its procurement activities. This will be achieved through the inclusion of specific clauses within procurement contracts known as Community Benefit Clauses.
The Community Benefits In Procurement Procedure outlines our two approaches to incorporating Community Benefits, one process for construction projects and one process for non-construction projects.
For construction projects, the council has adopted the National Skills Academy for Construction Client Based Approach. This provides a toolkit to deliver employment and skills Community Benefits (e.g. apprenticeships, jobs, leadership training etc.) across a variety of construction project values and construction project types (e.g. residential houses, highways and roads, schools, house repairs etc.).