FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

26 January 2022

I wish to receive the following information:


• The social value weighting applied in all above threshold tenders and frameworks issued in 2021 for contracts or frameworks. I do not require information on products or construction, only services, but if the information is recorded in one dataset, I am happy to “clean” this myself.


• The price and quality weightings used in the above contracts or frameworks. Again, if the dataset contains all tenders, I am happy to “clean” the data.


East Herts Council Response

04 February 2022

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

East Herts District Council does not have a set percentage to be applied on social value, each procurement over threshold that the social value act applies to is considered for social value and where possible the specification is looked at to increase the social value obtainable via the provision of the service. 

The direct answer to the question asked is that one service contract over threshold has been launched in 2021 and that did not have a social value weighting applied.  For that tender Price 30% quality 70%


If you are unsatisfied with the way the Council has handled your request please let us know in the first instance so that an internal review can be carried out. Additionally,  If you have any queries about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Telephone 0303 123 1113


It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.


Thank you for your request.