In order to achieve social value outcomes, the Council has developed a number of questions for use during the tender process. The minimum values to be attributed to the scoring criteria is outlined in the Social Value: Procurement Weighting Guidelines and Framework Priorities (March 2017). Each contract requirement should be viewed on a case by case basis.

The questions are provided as examples and may be tailored or new questions created to meet requirement of the contract and ensure compliance with the Act in being relevant and proportionate to the procurement.

The generic (open) questions may encourage innovation and solutions that the Council may not have considered. The (guided) questions will help suppliers think about how they can deliver Social Value as part of the contract and may be easier to evaluate against the criteria. Commissioners and procurers should consider what fits best for each specific procurement activity.

To read Social Value Guidelines in full please click here.

For more examples of Social Value Weighting guidelines please click here.