The Social Value Unit assists Northern Ireland Government Departments, and their agencies and arm’s length bodies, to maximise the social value delivered through public contracts.
The Social Value Unit have developed the Buy Social approach, which helps contracting authorities to design, implement and monitor social value in public contracts.
Buy Social NI: homepage
Social Value is about maximising economic, social and environment benefits delivered through public procurement.
These benefits may be delivered through:
- Employment, training and skills
- Building ethical and resilient supply-chains
- Climate change and circularity
- Health and wellbeing
- Fair work
- Opportunities for social enterprises, SMEs and micro business entities