A free resource for people who are interested in social value and the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

The Social Value Act

The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 requires public bodies to consider how the services they commission and procure might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area. Commissioners are required to factor social value in at the pre-procurement phase, allowing them to embed social value in the design of the service from the outset.

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Social Value is “the additional benefit to the community...over and above the direct purchasing of goods, services and outcomes”


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