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Social Partnership Portal

Powered and developed by the Local Supply Chain, the Social Partnership Portal is an online platform bringing social suppliers and contractors together to maximise social value in public sector construction projects.

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The background

Supported by Supply Change – the portal’s supplier verification service – and backed by a visionary group of founding members comprising 25 leading UK contractors, framework operators SCAPE and SCF, and key industry stakeholders Constructionline and SMAS as well as endorsed by Social Enterprise UK (SEUK).

The digital platform enables industry buyers to easily source and engage with an extensive network of socially focused and accredited suppliers. Designed to support organisations focused on social and environmental outcomes, the initiative also provides improved access to contractors working across our suite of construction and consultancy frameworks, the Southern Construction Framework (SCF) and beyond.

Connecting projects with communities

Creating lasting legacies for local communities is at the heart of public sector procurement, where social value is more than just metrics.

A powerful, interactive tool – the Social Partnership Portal connects social suppliers with buyers to help drive investment in local communities, and boost local economies.

How the portal works


For buyers


For suppliers

Harness the power of social enterprises

Using socially responsible organisations in public sector construction remains central to national procurement guidance, so accessing social enterprises needs to be quick, simple and easy.

Using the portal means:

  • Increased confidence in your suppliers

  • Building new strong and lasting relationships that support your social value aims

  • Maximised social value and sustainability outcomes

  • You’re aligned to national guidance on procurement best practices

Connect with projects in your area

Free and easy-to-use, the portal gives you a showcase for your organisation and skills, to enable potential buyers to work with you.

Using the portal means:

  • You can connect with local and national contractors

  • You can achieve verified social enterprise status

  • Increased engagement with construction projects

Social value in action on a SCAPE project

Discover how the portal can help you

Explore the Social Partnership Portal, request a demonstration and discover how the portal can help connect you with projects and social enterprises.