Putting social value at the heart of commissioning

Useful Websites

useful websites

We have compiled a list of useful websites which you may find helpful when commissioning with social value in mind:

Social Value UK – The national network for anyone interested in measuring, managing and maximising social value.

The Self Assessment Tool – How far are you applying the Social Value Principles? Do you want to get better at measuring and managing your social value? Take this quick test and we can give you an assessment and some practical tips on how to embed these Principles and improve. Produced by Social Value UK.

The Global Value Exchange – Search over 30,000 social impact measurement metrics on browseGVE – our free, crowd sourced database! Data sets include: Big Society Capital Outcome Matrix, Global Goals for Sustainable Development, The Journey to EmploymenT (JET) Framework, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), IRIS 4.0, New Economy Unit Cost Database, HACT Value Bank, NHS Outcomes Framework for 2016/17, The TEEB Eco-System Services Valuation Database and more. Produced by Social Value UK.

Social Value Hub – A free resource for people who are interested in social value and the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012. Produced by Social Enterprise UK.

Buy Social Directory – The Buy Social Directory connects private and public sector buyers with social enterprises offering products and services.  Produced by Social Enterprise UK.

Social Value Portal – An on-line solution that allows organisations to measure and manage the contribution that their organisation and supply chain makes to society, according to the principles laid out within the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012. 

Outcomes Based Commissioning – Resources and advice for public sector commissioners. Produced by Social Enterprise Mark.


If you have any suggestions for websites which could be added to this list, please contact us.