How we buy

Social values

By law, we must consider how we can improve the social impact of our public service contracts before we start the procurement process for each.

Social values framework

Our social values framework sets out what our communities want us to achieve when we commission goods or services in Thurrock. The framework was produced in consultation with our partners and communities.

Voluntary, community and faith sector

Our commissioning, procurement and grant funding strategy with the voluntary, community and faith sector (VCFS) sets out how we support and fund organisations within this sector. It is underpinned by the social values framework.

We expect our suppliers and providers to take on the principles and commitments within this strategy when working with the VCFS to deliver our contracts.