Social Value Unit begin roll out of training to prepare public bodies and suppliers for scoring social value ahead of 1st June 2022 mandate
Commitment to Social Value confirmed in the Letter of Expectation for 21/22 from the First & deputy First Minister which states:
“The Executive is committed to achieving the maximum social value from public sector investment and procurements. In order to help achieve this, you will work with CPD and departments to seek opportunities to develop and extend the Buy Social approach”
The Buy Social Unit carry out a review which recommends the Unit rebrand to the Social Value Unit to reflect the broader remit of the Unit.
The Buy Social model for ICT contracts is piloted.
Buy Social becomes mandatory in construction and civil engineering contracts. Buy Social requirements are to be used in procurement above £2m for buildings contracts and above £4m for civil engineering contracts.