Social value

To ensure that the services we commission can secure wider social, economic and environmental benefits, we include social value as part of our procurement process.

This may include creating jobs locally, linking to local apprenticeship and employment schemes or training and up-skilling staff.  It also opens up the market by giving a fair and equal opportunity to all suppliers including social enterprises and voluntary organisations.

Although it is not compulsory under the Public Services (Social Value) Act to consider social value for contracts under the EU threshold, Liverpool City Council promotes the inclusion of social value in all contracts.

If a supplier can demonstrate that it cannot only deliver efficiency but also added social value, for example, by offering local economic opportunities or green solutions, then this will be recognised and evaluated as part of our contract award criteria.

We believe that if a supplier has the opportunity to secure business in Liverpool, then they also have a responsibility to do their bit for the city.