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A guide for design teams – Maximising social value in design

In June 2019, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) joined the global declaration of an environmental and climate emergency. This was to provide RIBA members with the tools needed to strengthen their position as sustainable leaders of the built environment. Furthermore, RIBA released a […]

New Practice Note – Including Social Value in the NEC Facilities Management Contract

We have released a new practice note! Our new practice note has been created in partnership with NEC and the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM). This practice note highlights the importance of social value, particularly social value in UK public sector contracts. “We […]

A guide for buyers and bidders – How to include social value in framework agreements

Since its implementation in 2013, the Social Value Act has had a transformational effect on public sector procurement by requiring any successful supplier to deliver additional social value as a part of their contract. Much of this change has been driven through public sector procurement […]

Embedding social value into planning

This briefing paper is the result of over 6 months of collaboration from over 30 organisations across the planning, development and design communities through the Embedding Social Value into Planning taskforce, a sub-group of the National Social Value Taskforce. It shows that all parties have […]

Social value benchmarking report in partnership with SCAPE

This benchmarking study evaluated the reported outcomes from a sample of over 1,400 projects from the construction sector completed over the past seven years and ranging in size from around £10,000 to over £1.4 billion. We identified that the aggregate Social and Local Economic Value […]

Performance and contract management in social value

Social value is an integral part of public sector procurement and contract management, and many public sector organisations now routinely ask bidders to set out and commit to providing social value benefits if they are successful in winning tenders submitted. To ensure these benefits are […]

How to include social value in digital procurements

Social Value is now a key factor in public sector procurement and a large majority of local authorities seek social value as part of their procurement processes. From 1 January 2021, following the publication of Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 06/20, government departments are required to […]

Social Value Easy Guides – For Buyers, SMEs and VCSEs

In our webinar session on social value for SMEs back in June, we announced that we would be publishing a collection of step by step guides for Buyers, SMEs and VCSEs. These easy-to-read guides include: 7 simple steps for utilising social value the lastest TOMs […]