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With the localisation of business rates being implemented over the coming years the importance of the local economy to councils will greatly increase, therefore providing a greater focus to local businesses through social value is essential. - Terry Brewer, Divisional Director of Procurement, Harrow and Brent

Harrow Council and Social Value Portal (SVP) work together to pilot a Social Value assessment tool on a tender for the renovation and refurbishment of a council property in Harrow. The SVP procurement platform was used to assess the Social Value of each bid based on a set of Themes, Outcomes

This report proposes a system to transform public procurement in the UK so that it delivers many millions of pounds of social value. We can, for the first time, give companies and social enterprises a built-in incentive to provide social value, not just once but