Social Value

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Social value in 2024

Social value in 2024

As 2024 kicks off, we thought we would take a look at some of the key areas to pay attention to if you are keen to maximise your social value delivery this year. As budgets for many organisations become tighter and demands for ‘value add’ from public sector become...

Social Value for Tech: 5 things you need to know

Social Value for Tech: 5 things you need to know

The importance of creating a positive social impact is becoming a major focus for many organisations and the tech industry is no different. As well as being a priority for investors, customers and staff, it now forms an essential part of public sector bids. But...

Highways UK Event Recap

Highways UK Event Recap

Its been nearly 2 weeks since Highways UK, and so I want to reflect on the panel discussion "Action not words: ensuring social value goes beyond just lip service" on which I was a member. The discussion was insightful and thought-provoking, and it highlighted the...

Social Value in the NHS – What Happens Now?

Social Value in the NHS – What Happens Now?

On April 1 2022, all NHS bodies commissioning goods and services under the supervision of NHS England - plus bodies acting on their behalf - were required to give a mandatory weighting to Social Value considerations in awarding contracts.  With the NHS accounting...

How an SME Can Win More Work with Social Value

How an SME Can Win More Work with Social Value

Small businesses aren’t exempt from the need to demonstrate social value when they bid for public contracts. And an SME that finds itself in competition with the big players is not at a disadvantage. In fact, the Social Value Model goes a long way to level the playing...

Finding Social Value in Your Business: Wellbeing

Finding Social Value in Your Business: Wellbeing

Welcome to the second of our series of blogs looking at the five social value Themes that the government set out in the Social Value Model.  This time, we’re looking at Wellbeing. Just as in the last blog (on Equal Opportunity), we’ll explore: What kinds of...

Finding Social Value in Your Business: Equal Opportunities

Finding Social Value in Your Business: Equal Opportunities

The government’s Social Value Model has brought much-needed clarity to the questions of “what counts as social value?” and “how should it be dealt with in public procurement?” It explores in detail how procuring bodies and businesses looking to submit bids can adhere...