Social value and procurement

Housing providers are expected to deliver more than ever before, but with less resource. Many are now turning to the supply chain to generate social value, but both housing providers and contractors have some key questions:

  • How can we effectively and efficiently drive social value through the supply chain?
  • What do we need to know to be sure we are compliant with regulation and legislation?
  • How should we price social value within contracts?
  • How can we robustly evaluate the social value that is generated through the supply chain, both at tender and at contract management stages?

Social Value & Procurement: A toolkit for housing providers and contractors (download link below)

Published: June 2016

Authors: Mary-Kathryn Rallings Adams, William Howard, Mark Roberts, Andrew van Doorn

This new toolkit is user-friendly and easy to navigate, with step by step guidance, detailed guidance on relevant legislation, and an extensive Tool Bank, containing examples, templates, checklists and resources that cover the life cycle of the procurement process.

HACT, with support from Trowers & Hamlins LLP and echelon Consultancy Ltd, has worked with Affinity Sutton, AkzoNobel, the Northern Housing Consortium, North Hertfordshire Homes, Mulalley, Riverside, Thrive Homes, United Living, Wandle, Riverside and Wates to develop this toolkit, taking into account both client and contractor perspectives to help answer these questions.

What support is available for housing providers and contractors to adopt the toolkit?


Interested in learning more? Not sure where to start? Want to drive the most social value through the supply chain? More information about available sessions and their content can be found here.

Bespoke sessions

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Six major contractors are already licensed to use the Social Value Bank: AkzoNobel, Mulalley, United Living, Wates, Keepmoat and Mitie.

A number of other housing providers have lent their support and will be using the toolkit in various ways going forward: Catalyst, Circle, Fusion 21, Genesis, Liverpool Mutual Homes, mhs Homes, Places for People and Viridian.

Download the toolkit

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Procurement tools

Access and download the tools referenced throughout the report here.


Upcoming masterclasses

Learn how to apply the toolkit directly to your role and organisation. Find out more.