Social impact can be a difficult term to define. But businesses with ambitions to plug into lucrative contracts at Sellafield are going to have to get familiar with using it and – more importantly – making it happen. GILES BROWN reports. Search for ‘social impact’ on the internet and you will soon become lost in a sea of articles, all striving to define exactly what it means. However, as difficult as the term may be to pin down, it is something that Cumbrian businesses wishing to tap into the potential of major projects at Sellafield are going to have to get to grips with. In May 2019 Sellafield Ltd introduced its Programme and Projects Partners (PPP) model, which brings together KBR, Doosan Babcock, Jacobs and Morgan Sindall Infrastructure in a 20-year partnership to deliver up to £7bn of work at the site. As well as creating a more predictable model for procurement and drawing on the power of collaboration, PPP is also intended to deliver long-term social value for West Cumbria. Indeed, a company’s ability to demonstrate the social value it will bring is given a significant 10 per cent weighting on tender submissions.
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