OFFICE FOR CIVIL SOCIETY | Strengthening of Social Value Act

The government will strengthen the Social Value Act to require commissioners to “explicitly evaluate” social value when they tender a contract, a cabinet minister said on Monday 25th June 2018.

Rt Hon David Lidington CBE MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, gave a speech at the Reform think tank today in which he committed to using more voluntary sector organisations to deliver public services.

He announced plans to amend the Social Value Act, which currently requires commissioners to consider the wider value added to society by each bidder, so that all major procurements will now have to “explicitly evaluate” those benefits.