About Social Procurement

Social Procurement Framework

What is the Social Procurement Framework?

This game-changing policy ensures that every Victorian Government project procures goods or services that provides sustainable employment opportunities for jobseekers and creates economic, social and environmental value.

With record investment in infrastructure and construction, businesses have the chance to grow, more jobseekers have the opportunity to find secure, stable work, and communities can thrive.

It also gives Victoria a once-in-a-generation chance to build back better in the wake of the pandemic and make socially inclusive employment work for everyone.

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If you have obligations under the Victorian Government Social Procurement Framework, we combine our Diversity and Inclusion and Social Procurement services to deliver a streamlined solution.

Ten core objectives of the Social Procurement Framework

Core Objectives

Opportunities for Victorian Aboriginal people

  • Purchasing from Victorian Aboriginal Businesses
  • Employment of Victorian Aboriginal people by suppliers to the Victorian Government

Opportunities for Victorians with disability

  • Purchasing from Victorian social enterprises and Australian Disability Enterprises
  • Employment of Victorians with disability by suppliers to the Victorian Government

Women’s equality and safety

  • Adoption of family violence leave by Victorian Government Suppliers
  • Gender equality within Victorian Government suppliers

Opportunities for disadvantaged Victorians

  • Purchasing from Victorian social enterprises
  • Job readiness and employment for: long term unemployed; disengaged youth; single parents; migrants and refugees; and workers in transition

Supporting safe and fair workplaces

  • Purchasing from suppliers that comply with industrial relations laws and promote secure employment

Sustainable Victorian social enterprise & Aboriginal business sector

  • Purchasing from Victorian social enterprises and Aboriginal businesses

Sustainable Victorian region

  • Job readiness and employment for people in regions of entrenched disadvantage

Environmentally sustainable outputs

  • Project-specific requirements to use sustainable resources and to manage waste and pollution

Environmentally sustainable business practices

  • Use of recycled content in construction
  • Adoption of sustainable business practices by suppliers to the Victorian Government

Implementation of the Climate Change Policy objectives

  • Project specific requirements to minimise greenhouse gas emissions
  • Procurement of outputs that are resilient against the impacts of climate change

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