Online Reading Volunteers
Social Value Portal has been supporting Chapter One in their mission to create a world where all children have the literacy skills needed to thrive.
Embedding Social Value in Planning Southampton City Council
Phoebe Dennis, Senior Consultant at Social Value Portal, explains how she worked with Southampton City Council to embed Social Value into the Southampton City Vision.
Member story: Cardiff Council
Cardiff Council has long been recognised for its commitment and leadership in prioritising social responsibility. Read how they have used the National TOMs to measure and track social value on one of their major projects.
Members' stories: University of Manchester
Learn how our partnership with University of Manchester saw a ripple affect, turning a key supplier on to the power of social value.
The data is incredibly rich but it’s also very simple to navigate, understand and use in designing and thinking about the way in which we deliver services.
Ready to get started?
Book a demo with a member of our team to see the Social Value Portal in action and find out how to maximise the good you do.
What data can I report?
You can run reports on your social value data in the Portal, split by project, asset and location, as well as your total social value.
You can also see how you are performing both against your own targets and KPIs, and compared to your peers.
Is training available?
Social Value for Members: If you are a member of Social Value Portal, you’ll have access to a wide suite of resources and a team of experts to support you. You’ll be trained on all aspects of the Portal, the TOM System, and how to implement social value in your organisation. Get in touch with our Success team by emailing us at [email protected]
Social Value for Bidders or Suppliers: If you are bidding for a tender or you are an existing supplier for a contract, you can attend one of our online group sessions. Click on the links below to book your seat.
In these sessions, we cover:
- What is Social Value
- What is the TOM System
- How to add your Social Value data using Social Value Portal
What accounts are available?
There are three main types:
Member: This provides access to our online social value measurement tool, alongside additional support and features. To find out more get in touch.
Supplier: This is for suppliers who want to register to tender for a project. To access a supplier account, you’ll need an invitation-only link from the procuring organisation.
Free trial: Never used the Portal before? Explore the benefits of using a social value calculator before you upgrade to member.
Do I have to pay?
To report on your verified social value data against the widely recognised social value framework, sign up as a member. To find out more, please get in touch.
Suppliers can register for an account and make a social value submission through their invitation. Once the contract is awarded, there may be a fee for contract management support, communicated through the procurer’s tender documents. This is based on a percentage of the contract value and paid by the winning bidder only.
What comes with a free trial?
You can register for a free Portal account to explore the features and try out the National TOMs to measure your social value. You’ll also get access to the framework, its guidance and latest handbook. We aggregate use cases within the Portal to support framework development and ensure it stays fit for purpose.
If you want to register to tender for a project, or set up a tender to procure for, you’ll need to use either our supplier or member account types.
How do I become a member?
To discover how your organisation will benefit from membership, and how you can join, please get in touch.
How do I bid for a project?
To access a supplier account to bid for a project, you’ll need to follow the link provided by the procuring authority and included in the ITT documentation. For further help, please contact our customer support team.
How do I access a free trial?
To find out how you can try Social Value Portal to measure social value, register for a free account here.
How do I report an issue?
For Portal support, please get in touch with our customer support team.
What are the Global Goals?
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or the Global Goals, are the blueprint to achieving a more sustainable future for the planet and all the people on it.
Social Value Portal has mapped the targets and indicators of the Global Goals to the National TOMs. We then created our Global Goals Dashboard, an additional feature that can be included in your membership. To find out more, speak to your Social Value Advisor or contact us here.
How do we support bidders?
Social Value Portal works closely with procurers to provide supplier engagement sessions. These help you understand the procurer’s social value approach. Contact your procurer to register for any upcoming sessions.
We provide additional bid support on large tenders, as well as a range of consultancy services, such as strategy development, local needs analysis and social value action plans.
To learn more about social value and develop a robust approach to bidding, contact us
Can I benchmark against others?
Using real-time reporting, we can provide benchmarking against peer organisations.
The National TOMs framework allows an equal playing ground for the standardised measurement of social value across several themes and categories.
How do I meet legislation?
Although there is nothing specific within the Public Service (Social Value) Act or the UK Government’s Social Value Model (PPN 06/20 to provide measurement against, you can use Social Value Portal to measure your contributions and meet minimum guidance requirements.
We have also mapped the requirements of the Social Value Model against the National TOMs so that contracts procured can be easily reported on in the Portal, without the need for two reporting mechanisms.