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What is The Social Partnership Portal?

The Social Partnership Portal is an online portal to bring social suppliers and contractors together and maximise social value within construction projects across the industry.

The portal was procured by SCAPE, who remain actively present in the portal’s future direction. It is powered and developed by Local Supply Chain, supported by Supply Change, the portal’s supplier verification service and backed by over twenty-five founding members.

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  • Enabling greater engagement
  • Supporting growth
  • Boosting visibility
  • Maximising collaboration

Our founding members

Kier Morgan Sindall Construction SCF Midas SupplyChange Galliford Try Willmott Dixon Mace Vinci Construction Wates GF Tomlinson Lendlease Smas Worksafe Lindum Local Supply Chain Seddon Scape Jeakins Weir Constructionline Woodhead Construction McLaughlin & Harvey Clegg Construction SISK ISG Sir Robert McAlpine Bam Balfour Beatty

Am I a buyer or a supplier?

Buyer

Buyers are organisations wanting to source and engage with social suppliers with a social or environmental purpose for their construction projects.

  • Increasing buyer confidence
  • Building relationships with suppliers
  • Maximising social value and sustainability outcomes
  • Aligning to national procurement best practice

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Supplier

Suppliers are organisations with a social or environmental purpose seeking to connect with buyers and work with them on their construction projects .

  • Free to register and use
  • Removing barriers to entry
  • Boosting visibility
  • Showcasing your skills
  • FREE LSC upgrade and Constructionline Gold membership for platinum suppliers

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ScapeMark at Scape

We want to encourage greater use of social suppliers within our supply chains; not only do they offer competitive, quality services, but they also reinvest into communities, create opportunities for marginalised people in society and address important environmental issues. That’s what sets them apart, and that’s what we want to embed into every construction project.

Mark Robinson - SCAPE group chief executive
LSCRichard at LSC

The opportunity for social suppliers across the construction sector by joining The Social Partnership Portal is huge. We are delighted to have created a single place where buyers can connect with social suppliers to help invest in communities and boost local economies. We would encourage buyers and suppliers to join the portal and help maximise social value across the industry.

Richard Ratcliffe – Local Supply Chain CEO

How suppliers are categorised on the portal:

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Bronze Social Supplier
Working towards social enterprise status

Silver Social Supplier
Working towards social enterprise status

Gold Social Enterprise
Meet the social enterprise status but are not verified by Supply Change

Platinum Social Enterprise
Meet the social enterprise status and are expertly verified by Supply Change

  • Why verification matters:
  • Proves credibility
  • Articulates social impact
  • Supports social enterprise sector growth
  • Ensures quality standards are maintained
  • Provides useful feedback to suppliers
  • Builds consistency and awareness
LSCBeth at Supply Change

Supply Change is proud to be a partner on The Social Partnership Portal. Working with social suppliers allows organisations to use their procurement spend to create positive change and align the way they do business with their values. This portal will open up more opportunities for social suppliers in the built environment, helping to grow the social enterprise sector and its impact.

Beth Pilgrim – CEO