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What evaluation weighting should be given to social clauses?

There is no policy requirement to apply either a minimum or maximum weighting to social clauses. Weightings should be decided on a case-by-case basis, relative to other evaluation criteria and the outcomes being sought.

Weighted criteria have a greater influence on suppliers, increasing the impact buyers are likely to have. As with other contractual requirements, active contract management is critical to success.

For more information about weighting and evaluating social clauses, refer to the Social Procurement Guide(735KB).

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