Tenders and procurement

Social value in procurement

The UK Sustainable Procurement Taskforce's 'Procuring the Future' report defined social value as a process "whereby organisations meet their needs for goods, services, works and utilities in a way that achieves value for money ono a whole life basis in terms of generating benefits not only to the organisation, but also to society and economy, whilst minimising damage to the environment."

By embedding social value in decisions about what we buy, we aim to maximise economic, social and environmental benefits to Liverpool citizens in all commercial activity - as well as ensuring affordability and value for money is achieved at all times.

The City Plan and Council Plan inform what the council seeks to achieve through social value. We will focus on actions which tackle poverty and inequalities, promote asset-based community development, empower local people, and deliver sustainable change. It will use an outcomes-based approach to ensure delivery is focused ono achieving tangible impacts for Liverpool's economy, society and the environment.

  • Social Value Policy 2022

    Download this document: Social Value Policy 2022 (PDF: 680 KB)

    This policy sets out a step-change in Liverpool City Council’s approach to social value, which will inform how Council officers act across the authority’s roles as a major service deliverer, employer and anchor organisation.

    First published: 8/02/2022

    Last updated: 23/03/2022