The Social Value Act is a game changer and Business is now at the forefront of the delivery of Social Value as never before. Public Authorities are now bound to award new contracts based not only on cost, but also social and environmental performance. However, in our survey Local Authorities do not think that Business is ready with over 80% saying that they are not yet prepared.
It is also clear from work carried out by BITC and The Sustainable Business Partnership that Business is crying out for greater clarity and consistency.
The Social Value portal aims to bridge this gap in our collective knowledge by providing a ‘level playing field’ with guidance on measurement and reporting of Social Value especially with respect to procurement and commissioning.
The BUSINESS sector Portal is specifically aimed at those private sector organisations who wish to bid for public sector work or wish to implement the ‘spirit’ of The Act through their own procurement processes.
We have developed a simple and cost effective social value reporting methodology (see Accounting for Social Value) that will allow you to measure and report your value creation against Public Authority objectives in a way that will allow them to clearly judge and compare your social value proposals and will help you improve your overall performance.
The Portal allows members to access our unique geospatial interface, The Listening Tree, where you will be able to easily access Public Sector information, meet Charities and Social Enterprise in locality where you are working.