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Social value and Procurement

We are committed to supporting Surrey's residents, local economy, and the community through the work we do.

The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 places an obligation on all authorities to consider how what we procure will improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of their local area. We are looking to increase social value in all goods and services we buy and therefore preference will be given to suppliers who can demonstrate their commitment to social value.

Here are some ways we do this:

Supply to Surrey

An initiative to support the relationship between buyers and suppliers throughout the county. A range of buying organisations is signed up to this initiative and you can see details of all their contract opportunities.

As well as the centralised publication of local contract opportunities you can find information and guidance on the tendering process, business support and skills development

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World Wildlife Fund - accreditation for responsible purchasing of timber

Surrey County Council is the second council in England to have been awarded the Golden Pledge by the World Wildlife Fund recognising our commitment to sustainable timber purchasing as part of their 'What Wood You Choose' campaign. The award was presented in 2014. Find out more on how we achieved this.

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  • Updated: 04 Sep 2018