Social Procurement Framework

Social procurement is when organisations use their buying power to generate social value above and beyond the value of the goods, services or construction being procured. Social value refers to the benefits for all Victorians when social and sustainable outcomes are achieved through procurement activities.

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Victoria’s Social Procurement Framework

Victoria’s Social Procurement Framework enables departments and agencies to deliver greater benefits from their procurement spend. The policy harnesses the government’s buying power to increase the value of goods, services and construction by delivering social and sustainable outcomes that benefit all Victorians.

The Social Procurement Framework is administered by the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions (DJPR), with support from the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF).

Supporting industry and suppliers

DJPR delivers on the Victorian Government’s commitment to the Social Procurement Framework by supporting industry and suppliers to increase their understanding.

The Buying for Victoria website includes Social Procurement Framework Supplier Guidance covering the following broad themes and sub-themes:

Planning

  • About social procurement
  • Planning for social and sustainable outcomes
  • Support for suppliers

Responding to Invitations to Supply

  • Invitations to Supply and social procurement
  • Responding to Social Procurement Framework objectives

Reporting on projects

  • Measuring and reporting on social and sustainable outcomes

Procurement forward plans are available on the Buying for Victoria website for each department and core agency. The plans provide an overview of the types of procurement activities (for goods and services) that government agencies may undertake over the next 12 to 18 months.

Social benefit suppliers are encouraged to contact KinawaySupply Nation and Social Traders to find out how they can engage, or do business with, the government.

Videos

These videos aim to showcase and inspire social procurement. They demonstrate the positive benefits that suppliers (businesses) and buyers (whether government or Tier 1 businesses) have experienced as a result of the implementation of the Social Procurement Framework (SPF).

The SPF aims to achieve fair and inclusive employment, supplier diversity and environmental sustainability.

Social Procurement Framework Success Story - Green Collect

This video highlights the opportunities that have been realised under the SPF for Green Collect: a social enterprise with a vision to work for a world without waste. The video explores:

  • how opportunities under the SPF have supported Green Collect and fit with its philosophy
  • the positive outcomes from the project for the government buyer.

Social Procurement Framework Success Story – Green Collect

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Social Procurement Framework Success Story - Social Foundry

This video highlights the opportunities that have been realised under the SPF for Social Foundry: a social enterprise that was born out of a heart to deliver impact into the lives of young people. The video explores:

  • how opportunities under the SPF have supported Social Foundry and fit with its philosophy
  • the positive outcomes from the project for the government buyer.

Social Procurement Framework Success Story - Social Foundry

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Social Procurement Framework Success Story - Panku

This video highlights the opportunities that have been realised under the SPF for Panku: an Aboriginal business which aims to deliver reciprocity through mutual outcomes with suppliers, clients and other Aboriginal businesses. The video explores:

  • how opportunities under the SPF have supported Panku and fit with its philosophy
  • the positive outcomes from the project for the government buyer.

Social Procurement Framework Success Story - Panku

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More information

For more information please contact the Social Procurement team.

Page last updated: 18 October 2021