Demonstrating social value in tenders, PQQs and SQs is not new, but it has evolved. The tokenism of the past, where Corporate Social Responsibility commitments were not scrutinised too deeply, have long gone. Today, social value needs to have a real, measurable and demonstrable impact.
We are seeing some commissioning authorities increasing their social value scoring. Overall bid weightings of 20% allocated to social value are not uncommon.
So, what type of social value questions are being asked? And how should they be answered?