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Scoring Social Value for public bodies is a mandatory part of the public procurement landscape in Northern Ireland.

This policy places social value at the very heart of public procurement. It creates a range of positive social, economic and environmental impacts, promoting the wellbeing of individuals, communities and the environment, and rewarding those companies that think socially and innovatively for the common good.

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Procurement Policy Note 01/21, agreed by the NI Executive, mandates that tenders must allocate a minimum of 10% of the total award criteria to social value.

Social Value is about maximising the social, economic and environmental benefits through the public procurement process. Ultimately, this allows Government Departments and their stakeholders to find new and far reaching methods to deliver on the outcomes of the Programme for Government.

This website offers the public, private and third sectors a suite of bespoke resources, training modules and model procurement documentation to ensure consistency of approach while allowing public bodies, and their suppliers, to retain flexibility in the delivery of the 4 social value themes:

  • Increasing secure employment and skills
  • Building ethical and resilient supply chains
  • Delivering zero carbon
  • Promoting Well-being

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