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Community Service

Social Value

New social value measures

The Public Services (Social Value) Act (2013) requires all public sector organisations and their suppliers to look beyond the financial cost of a contract to consider how the services they commission and procure can improve the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of an area. Businesses seeking to win government work have to set out how they will deliver the new social value priorities, which will be scored against the government’s new social value model.

Model Award Criteria

The Social Value Model Award Criteria (MAC) are designed to encourage bidders to consider the social value of their proposals when responding to public sector contracts. Used correctly, the MAC can help you to differentiate yourself and win contracts by demonstrating your commitment to creating social value. Here are some ways that you can use the MAC to create compelling bid responses...

Leveraging Model Award Criteria

Under the pressure of bid deadlines, working out how to demonstrate your commitment to the MAC themes can seem daunting. This is why we recommend taking some time, when you are not involved with a live bid, to prepare content for each of the MAC themes. Here are some key questions to ask...

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