Buy Social NI: homepage

Procurement Policy Note 01/21, agreed by the NI Executive, mandates that from 1st June 2022, tenders must allocate a minimum of 10% of the total award criteria to social value.

Social Value is about maximising the social, economic and environmental benefits through the public procurement process. Ultimately, this will allow each Government Departments and their stakeholders to find new and far reaching methods to deliver on the outcomes of the Programme for Government.

This website offers the public, private and third sectors a suite of bespoke resources, training modules and model procurement documentation to ensure consistency of approach while allowing public bodies, and their suppliers, to retain flexibility in the delivery of the 4 social value themes:

  • Increasing secure employment and skills
  • Building ethical and resilient supply chains
  • Delivering zero carbon
  • Promoting Well-being