Social value policy

Caerphilly CBC is responsible for the delivery of a wide range of statutory and discretionary public services.

The Council delivers its services directly through its own workforce and through private and third sector organisations, spending in excess of £230million a year on a diverse range of goods, services and works from over 4600 suppliers, service providers and contractors.

The Council has a responsibility to manage public money with probity, to ensure that value for money is achieved and to manage it in such a way that wider Council objectives can be supported.

The Council’s Programme for Procurement (2018-2023) set an increased focus on the delivery recognising the value of using procurement to support its wider Cultural, Social, Economic and Environmental objectives, in ways that offer real long-term benefits to the community it serves and the people of Wales, whilst balancing the issues of value for money.

Value for Money - is “the optimum combination of whole-of-life costs in terms of not only generating efficiency savings and good quality outcomes for the organisation, but also benefit to society, the economy, and the environment, both now and in the future” (as defined in the Wales Procurement Policy Statements 2012 and 2015).

Social Value - is “a broad term used to describe the social, environmental and economic impacts of actions taken by communities, organisations, governments and individuals” (as defined in Social Value for Commercial Success eLearning, Government Commercial College, 2020).

Social Value Policy

Social Value Policy Appendix 1