Kittle Group Guide to Social Value

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If you have been involved in bidding for, and/or delivering public sector contracts in the last five years, it is likely that you have come across the term ‘social value’.

From 1st January 2021, the treatment of social value in government procurement is set to formally change. Evaluators will use a new social value model to assess a supplier’s social impact. The model will:

  • Mandate evaluation of social value rather than simply asking contracting authorities to ‘consider’ it
  • Require social value to carry a minimum 10% weighting in evaluation
  • Standardise the process for defining social value and evaluating ‘what good looks like’ – in terms of delivery, management, and reporting – by outlining areas of priority focus.

Kittle Group’s expert consultants have created a short guide to:

  • Explain social value, the legislation behind it, and its use in public procurement
  • Highlight the changes that will come into force on the 1st January 2021
  • Encourage bidders to create a social value strategy and advise how this can be
    articulated in tenders to score highly.

Download the guide by clicking on this link: Kittle Group Guide to Social Value

We trust you will find this general guide useful.

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