Social Value

For all major contracts let by the county council (those of more than £100,000 in total value) we will expect a meaningful contribution to our vision of social value in the county. The council has a statutory responsibility to include social value in its procurement. The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 requires the County Council (and all public bodies) to consider how the services they commission and procure might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the local area. The below guide contains useful information for prospective suppliers to consider when submitting a tender that includes social value. It includes a description of the sort of things we might look for in tender submissions as well as some links to useful resources and websites that suppliers may find of interest.