The UK Government has been consulting on how it should promote social value in its procurements.

10 June was the deadline for making submissions.

Many of our clients are interested in this arena, especially councils and housing associations in their procurement activities, and social businesses in the delivery of public services.

Contracting authorities in England are legally obliged to consider the economic, social and environmental well-being of their area in deciding how to procure services, under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012. The EU procurement rules make it clear that this is entirely feasible for works, services and supplies.

You can read our response to the consultation here. We hope that it makes a constructive and stimulating contribution to this vital aspect of public policy.

Further information

For more information on the consultation or our response, please contact Mark Cook.