Procurement weightings for social value
NEIL CAPSTICK made this Freedom of Information request to Bracknell Forest Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 57 authorities
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I wish to receive the following information:
• The social value weighting applied in all above threshold tenders and frameworks issued in 2021 for contracts or frameworks. I do not require information on products or construction, only services, but if the information is recorded in one dataset, I am happy to “clean” this myself.
• The price and quality weightings used in the above contracts or frameworks. Again, if the dataset contains all tenders, I am happy to “clean” the data.
An MS Excel file is the preferred format but any other format should be ok too.
I do not require any personal of financial data. Note that neither contract awards or notices provide weighting on social value or detail quality/price weighting and so am unable to find these anywhere else.
I do not require the names of suppliers or any commercial information
Dear Neil Capstick
Thank you for your request for information, below, which was received by the Council (26/01/2022) and we will answer your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The FOI Act obliges us to respond to requests promptly, and in any case no later than 20 working days (by 23/02/2022) unless it is necessary to consider the public interest, in which case a full response must be provided within such a time as is reasonable in the circumstances and I will write to you again if this occurs.
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Information Compliance Team
Bracknell Forest Council
Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [Bracknell Forest Borough Council request email]
From: [email address]
Sent: 13^th May 2022
Dear Neil Capstick
Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in responding
Subject: Freedom of Information response No: 767
I am writing to confirm that the council has completed the processing of
your request for information.
Please find below a copy of your request, followed by the Council’s
REQUEST AND RESPONSE
1. The social value weighting applied in all above threshold tenders and
frameworks issued in 2021 for contracts or frameworks. I do not
require information on products or construction, only services, but if
the information is recorded in one dataset, I am happy to “clean” this
Where relevant Social Value forms a considered element of all Tenders.
Recent tenders have weighted Social Value at around 5%.
In the recent HomeCare Tender a question with a total weighting of 18%
contained a specific element of social care which given the structure of
the question would have corresponded to around 5% of the overall total
(25% of the question).
For the Depot project, social value weighting was 5% of the quality score
as agreed with Procurement.
2. The price and quality weightings used in the above contracts or
frameworks. Again, if the dataset contains all tenders, I am happy to
“clean” the data.
The council applies a 60:40 split on price : quality. This can be adjusted
by agreement at the Strategic Procurement Plan stage. For example in the
recent Homecare tender a 100% quality weighting was applied as this was a
fixed price framework.
In Property price/quality weighting is usually is 60: 40 split. For the
Depot project to procure the main contractor ( completed in 2021) , the
split was 50:50 as agreed by the Executive. The reason for changing the
standard price/quality weighting was a design & build contract. The
contractor needed to have proven technical experience to develop the
You may also find it helpful to refer to our web page
which contains other helpful information as well.
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