Guide to Community Benefits

As the third largest local authority in Scotland, with a third party works, goods and services spend of around £490 million each year, Fife Council is responsible for delivering all local government services in the Kingdom. The Council delivers a range of services that make Fife a great place to Live, Work, Visit and Invest.

The Council must maximise opportunities for Fife by investing in growing its economy, building stronger communities and reducing the inequalities that prevent individuals, families and communities from reaching their full potential.

Community Benefits Clauses (CBC) are essentially clauses within contracts requiring tenderers to commit to undertaking some form of social impact as part of winning that contract.

Fife Council is committed to maximising Community Benefits from its Procurement activities. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, economic and environmental considerations. They are asking contractors, and their supply chain, to support Fife Council’s social and economic objectives.

To guide you as to what Fife Council and their partners are trying to achieve with CBCs it’s worth looking at the Plan for Fife 2017- 2027. It details the four priority themes which are: Opportunities for All; Thriving Places; Inclusive Growth and Jobs and; Community Led Services.

The plan also lists 12 ambitions for Fife which your bid may wish to assist with achieving.

The Guide to Community benefits can be accessed here:-

https://www.fifedirect.org.uk/publications/index.cfm?