Social Value — one year on

Key challenges


1.  The evidencing and measuring of social value remains the least developed part of the process.

2. Developing systems for comparing the ‘worth’ of different kinds of social value arguably presents an even greater challenge.

3. Many commissioners still want to see specific examples of social value outcomes that can legitimately be included in contracts. While it is difficult to formulate specific examples for all types of spend and for all contract values, Oldham Council’s Social Value procurement framework (June 2013) illustrates that it is possible to include a broad range of examples across most spend categories.

 Download our full report, Social Value — One Year On: Implementing the Social Value Act in Public Sector Procurement.

More on BSSEC’s social value project:

→ Birmingham City Council and social value

 Useful Resources on social value.