Training and skills development key performance indicators (KPIs) need to be developed to ensure delivery in line with contract requirements.
Any contracting authority which is required by the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 to produce and publish an annual procurement report must include a summary of any community benefit requirements imposed as part of a regulated procurement that were fulfilled during the year covered by the report.
As a subset of sustainable procurement, contracting authorities may wish to collect a wider range of data to demonstrate how community benefits in their contracts contribute to compliance with the sustainable procurement duty. Suggested KPIs for community benefits are included below:
Key contract information
Community benefit requirement indicators
Paragraph 8 of the statutory guidance provides further information.
Contractual requirement must be quantifiable and measureable; otherwise there is a risk that it may be unenforceable. The buyer must also consider whether this requirement is core to the contract or a secondary issue, as any remedy for breach of performance may be difficult to quantify.
At the point of potential award there is always scope to reach a voluntary agreement with the supplier that they will work with you to deliver identified (and agreed) sustainable outcomes that can be captured as a contract commitment. Ongoing improvement and innovation can also be built into the management of the contract to further develop the products and services required.