Think Tenders awarded Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility

Think Tenders has shown its commitment to improving the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of Birmingham’s citizens by signing up to the Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility.

The charter, which was launched by Birmingham City Council in 2013, aims to boost the local economy by maximising social value the council obtains from its £1billion purchasing power by reforming its procurement strategy

Think Tenders was recently awarded a contract to offer Bid Writing Consultancy Services for the Council, and quickly took the opportunity to sign up to its Charter.

Charter signatories are required to commit to an accredited action plan based on a set of guiding principles designed to benefit Birmingham’s citizens.

The six key principles of the charter are:

  • Local Employment

  • Buy Birmingham First

  • Partners in Communities

  • Good Employer

  • Green and Sustainable

  • Ethical Procurement

As part of its action plan for the year ahead, Think Tenders has committed to offer services free of charge to local charities, and to recycling IT consumables through the Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice charity recycling scheme.

It will also operate a 90% paperless-working environment, minimise CO2 emissions through remote- and home-working wherever possible, and initiate its own Ethical Procurement Policy, which all suppliers will be invited to adopt.

Amanda Goode, Director of Think Tenders, said: “We are delighted to have secured this contract with Birmingham City Council and to be working with local companies to assist them through the tender process.

“As a local company, we are passionate about making a difference to the city of Birmingham and surrounding areas and citizens, and we’re committed to embedding the values of the Charter into the heart of our business.”