The (the Framework) leverages the significant buying power of government to drive increased value for money in all the goods, services, and construction we procure. By not solely focusing on the cheapest price, we can maximise social, economic and environmental benefits for all Victorians, and create Victorian jobs. The Framework has 10 objectives, each with specific and measurable outcomes.
Social Procurement Framework objectives and outcomes
The Framework has 10 objectives, each with specific and measurable outcomes.
Opportunities for Victorian Aboriginal people
- Purchasing from Victorian Aboriginal businesses.
- Employment of Victorian Aboriginal people by suppliers to the Victorian Government.
Opportunities for disadvantaged Victorians
- Purchasing from Victorian social enterprises.
- Job readiness and employment for:
- long-term unemployed people
- disengaged youth
- single parents
- migrants and refugees
- workers in transition.
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.
Supporting safe and fair workplaces
- Purchasing from suppliers that comply with industrial relations laws and promote secure employment.
Sustainable Victorian social enterprise and Aboriginal business sectors
- Purchasing from Victorian social enterprises and Aboriginal businesses.
Sustainable Victorian regions
- Job readiness and employment for people in regions with entrenched disadvantage.
Environmentally sustainable outputs
- Project-specific requirements to use sustainable resources and to manage waste and pollution.
- Use of recycled content in construction works.
Environmentally sustainable business practices
- Adoption of sustainable business practices by suppliers to the Victorian Government.
Implementation of Victoria’s Climate Change Policy objectives
- Project-specific requirements to minimise greenhouse gas emissions.
- Procurement of goods and services that are resilient against the impacts of climate change.
Social procurement strategies and summary of priorities
Over 275 government agencies and departments use the Framework to identify their social procurement goals. These will often align with other strategies, priorities and initiatives of government. Agencies and departments will report on progress towards their social procurement goals in their respective annual reports. This provides suppliers with useful information about priorities for the coming year.
The following table shows the objectives prioritised by each of the departments and core agencies in 2020-21.
Reviewed 05 October 2022