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Social Value for bidders

Enhance your bids with Social Value metrics using the industry leading solution recognised by central and local government buyers.



With an effective Social Value programme bidders can win more work, become a Social Value leader, and access more growth opportunities.

Why Social Value Portal?

The industry leading solution

you can count on.

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A solution built
for bidders

Our membership programme helps you embed Social Value at the heart of your organisation so you can accurately measure, manage and report your Social Value contributions and win more work.

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One Workspace for
easier procurement
and reporting

Take the strain out of data collection and management along with on-demand reporting 'validated' by Social Value Portal for pain free compliance. Demonstrate proven past delivery to strengthen future bids while easily evaluating new opportunities to increase your Social Value impact and unlock your supply chain.

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Improve your chance
of winning bids

Of all suppliers using our platform to place bids, those who are members are more likely to win a contract. On average we help members increase Social Value delivery by 29% within a year of working with us.

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Expert support every
step of the way

From helping you navigate the complexity of responsible procurement to optimising Social Value activity, nobody has our depth and breadth of knowledge when it comes to Social Value measurement, strategies and technologies.

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Why Social Value matters


Social Value weighting in bid evaluations.


Average Social Value delivery per £100k of contract value.


Double your chance of bid success when you win at Social Value.

Reporting using the TOM System allows us to identify our strengths and areas of improvement. We’re now able to think more strategically about where we go next, because we have the data we need.
Charlotte Davies
With up to 30% evaluation weighting for Social Value within bids, it has never been more important for public sector suppliers to focus on the environmental, social and economic benefit of their bids.
Guy Battle
Social Value Portal
It has been fascinating to understand the impact of the work that we do – whether it be through local employment, skills and development, and our wider supply chain activity.
Robin Mills
Compass Group UK & Ireland

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Bidder FAQs:

What are the key elements of a winning Social Value bid?

In our Win More Bids toolkit, we discuss all the essential components of winning a Social Value bid. It contains some of the top tips that we share with organisations through our strategic bid support offer including our ‘six steps to pro’ list.

Should a Social Value commitment be something you don’t currently do?

It is not enough to simply report something you already do. Social Value is about additionality: what else you do in addition to core contract requirements, or normal industry standards. It must also be specific to that contract, meaning you wouldn’t be doing it had you not won the business.

One exception is if you demonstrably extend an existing program for a particular contract, because doing so creates additional more Social Value.

It is also important to remember that the Social Value commitments in your tender response must be proportionate to the contract value and related to the goods or services you are providing.

How can SMEs compete with larger organisations when it comes to Social Value?

Strategies for SMEs to compete with larger organisations in the realm of Social Values include:

  • Using your connections to the community. SMEs often have better knowledge of local needs, organisations, and community hubs. Target these in your Social Value strategy.
  • Optimising the qualitative elements of bids. The qualitative elements of a Social Value response go beyond the what, delving into the how and why of your Social Value commitments. For instance, don’t just say that you will hire five apprentices and take one into full time employment – detail the groups and areas they will come from, the partners you will work with, and why you have made these decisions. This is an opportunity to tell a powerful Social Value story – also, quantitative targets are marked down by evaluators if they are not backed up a robust supporting narrative.
  • Prioritising specificity and targeting. One impactful approach SMEs can take is to leverage their specialisms. An SME might be able to provide more innovative and specialist Social Value initiatives for bids than larger multi-disciplinary companies can. How can your core offering, skills, and expertise support the local community?
  • Building relationships in the supply chain. Many tier one contractors have targets and programmes in place to work with SMEs. If you are an SME, you can gain access to a wider range of opportunities by connecting with these tier one contractors and showing your Social Value capabilities.  
What is a ‘project’ on the Workspace?

A project is the activity against which you measure your Social Value. For example, this may be delivery of a successfully tendered contract, delivery on a specific project site, a real estate asset or business unit.

Social Value can be measured across different departments or customers as their own unique entities, as a roll up of projects managed by those departments or customers, or as a combination of the two. We encourage  you to think about how you want to ultimately extract your Social Value data throughout onboarding and deliver a setup that ensures compatibility with  the desired reporting outcomes. Best practice to maximise reporting granularity is to enter data at the level you wish to report on.

There is a difference between ‘asset’ and ‘non asset’ projects. Asset projects are real estate such as offices, retail, and housing. Non-asset projects include contracts, business activities (product lines), services, divisions, individual clients or business divisions. 

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