Delivering Social Value

The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 places an obligation on contracting authorities to consider economic, social and environmental wellbeing in connection with public services contracts that they let. But what does this mean in practice?

Why Attend

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Define social value outcomes in the context of your organisation
  • Understand the drivers of social value
  • Identify opportunities to maximise social value benefits from your procurement activity
  • Develop appropriate strategies and plans to enable your organisation to deliver social value outcomes for stakeholders
  • Promote the delivery of social value outcomes throughout the organisation’s supply chain
  • Report on your organisation’s social value activities

Learning Outcomes

This course will outline the principles of social value and help you to identify opportunities to maximise the social value benefits that your organisation can deliver. You will consider the key techniques and processes that can be deployed across the procurement cycle to maximise the delivery of social value benefits through effective procurement and supply chain management. The course will explore how to align social value with your organisation’s core values, and cultivate a culture of social value.

It will also help you to develop suitable metrics and reporting mechanisms which will enable your organisation to demonstrate the positive impact of your social value interventions.


What key points will the training cover?

  • What does social value mean, and how does it relate to my organisation?
  • The principles of social value
  • Social value and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Understanding stakeholder needs
  • Development of organisational social value strategy
  • How do you evaluate social value proposals at tender stage
  • Ways of measuring the tangible and intangible costs, benefits and value, of social value
  • Developing social value indicators and reporting on social value
  • Examples of good practice in implementing social value (i.e. collaboration/positive differences/sustainability)

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The up front cost of course is £180 (security deposit). Course fee includes: Lunch, refreshments and all course materials.

This is fully refundable on successful completion of the course. You can find out more about course funding here

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