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Background

As national procurement guidance increasingly encourages the use of socially responsible organisations in public sector construction, it’s more important than ever for us to make this process quick, simple and easy.

In response to this and demand from their Social Enterprise Working Group; a two-year collaboration between some of the UK’s leading construction and infrastructure contractors, SCAPE identified the need for a platform that would bring buyers and suppliers together, and enable stronger collaboration.

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  • Increasing buyer confidence:
    Shared industry knowledge
  • Building relationships with suppliers:
    Collaboration between buyers and suppliers
  • Maximising social value and sustainability outcomes:
    Boost social value across communities
  • Aligning to national procurement best practice:
    Drive compliance and governance

New buyers

To join The Social Partnership Portal please complete the contact form here or contact:
support@localsupplychain.co.uk

In order to ensure The Social Partnership Portal remains free for suppliers, there is a membership fee for buyers, click here to view.

Our Members

Local Supply Chain SCF Clegg Construction Balfour Beatty McLaughlin & Harvey Wates Kier Willmott Dixon Jeakins Weir Morgan Sindall Construction Galliford Try GF Tomlinson Scape Colas Laing O'Rourke John Sisk & Son ISG Mace
Alan Hope - Chief Executive of Midas Group

Midas is delighted to be a founding member of the Social Partnership Portal; enabling us to further expand our use of social enterprises, and to maximise social value delivery in the communities we live, work and build in. We look forward to working with many new social enterprises and supporting organisations’ individual and collective growth in this vital sector. Promoting Social Value is an important part of our Vision to deliver industry leading performance in the communities in which we operate.

Alan Hope - Chief Executive of Midas Group
Adam Sanford – SCF Operations Lead

Southern Construction Framework is thrilled to be a founder member of The Social Partnership Portal – it’s more important than ever that the public sector works actively to engage social suppliers across the industry to boost social value and sustainability outcomes. Social suppliers play an important part in positively impacting communities and SCF is delighted to be part of this collaboration across 20 plus founder members. 

Adam Sanford – SCF Operations Lead
Tony Raikes - Divisional Director of VINCI Construction UK

Being a partner of The Social Partnership Portal will help VINCI Construction UK to align our social value commitments and will bring forward long-term change for everyone. It will bring opportunities to more diverse suppliers, breaking down barriers. We look forward to embedding these opportunities into our projects, giving the communities we work with positive change.

Tony Raikes - Divisional Director of VINCI Construction UK
Craig Stopper – Regional Construction Framework Manager GFT

GF Tomlinson are proud to be a founding member of the Social Partnership Portal. This platform will allow us to increase our engagement with social suppliers in our operating area, bringing additional benefits to the local communities in which we work.

Craig Stopper – Regional Construction Framework Manager GFT
Su Pickerill - Group Community Investment Manager, Wates

Wates Group is a longstanding champion of the Social Enterprise sector and has had an internal directory for many years. SPP presents an opportunity to share this more widely, continuing to partner with our sector in raising awareness about the valuable impact of embedding social value into procurement decisions. We are pleased to have supported SPP’s development and encourage the sector to make full use of this valuable resource.

Su Pickerill - Group Community Investment Manager, Wates
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Introduction to Work Radar:

Work Radar was created by Local Supply Chain and Morgan Sindall Construction. Launched with support from the Department of Work and Pensions and many large contractors across the UK.

Our aim is to boost local economies and maximise social value by helping to support social enterprises, microbusinesses, and skilled tradespeople to gain work on large commercial construction projects.

Work Radar is free to join for social enterprises, microbusinesses, and skilled tradespeople across the UK and is supporting clients and main contractors to evidence social value across their construction projects.

Work Radar
  • 3 aims:
  • Help local people gain employment 
  • Deliver social value around construction projects 
  • Remove barriers to entry for microbusinesses