June 2017

The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 was implemented in January 2013. It’s already widely used within public sector procurement to build stronger and deeper relationships with suppliers and deliver more value to local communities. However, the Act is not yet being used within the planning process and as

Social Value is part of the public procurement landscape across the UK. At one level, the desired end results are very similar, but terminology and methods of delivery vary and it is important to recognise and respond to differences of approach. In Scotland, the legislative focus