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Social Procurement

Social Procurement shows how the Victorian Government will achieve benefits through its procurement. The benefits will help our community, the economy and the environment.

Social Procurement Framework

Victoria is committed to social procurement and has established the Social Procurement Framework.

The Framework enables buyers and suppliers to use the Government's buying power to deliver social, economic and environmental outcomes that benefit the Victorian community, the economy and the environment.

Victoria's Social Procurement Framework shows how the Victorian Government will achieve benefits from its procurement. Benefits will help our community, the economy and the environment.

These Social Procurement case studies and highlights show the benefits of social procurement, using case study examples.

Buyers: How to use the framework

Buyers can find all about the Social Procurement Framework. The information includes guides, templates, case studies and answers to your questions.

Suppliers: How to use the Framework

Sellers can find out all about the Social Procurement Framework.

The information includes fact sheets for different supplier groups.

  • Essential Information for All Suppliers
    This fact sheet explains what social procurement is, how it works and who it will help. It also shows how social procurement relates to other Government policies and where to go for support.

  • Supplier Fact sheet – Inclusive Employment
    This fact sheet explains how social procurement encourages more diverse workplaces. It also shows how to be an inclusive employer and where to go for support.

  • Supplier Fact sheet – Public Construction Suppliers
    This fact sheet explains what social procurement means for public construction projects. It outlines what to consider when bidding for new projects, how to connect with social benefit suppliers and where to go for support.

  • Supplier Fact sheet – Aboriginal Businesses
    This fact sheet explains what social procurement means for Victorian Aboriginal businesses. It also outlines how to find and bid for procurement opportunities, and where to go for support.

  • Supplier Fact sheet – Social Enterprises
    This fact sheet explains what social procurement means for social enterprises. It also outlines how to find and bid for procurement opportunities, and where to go for support.

  • Supplier Fact sheet – Victorian ADEs (Australian Disability Enterprises)
    This fact sheet explains what social procurement means for Small to Medium Enterprises. It also outlines how to find and bid for procurement opportunities, and where to go for support.

  • Supplier Fact sheet – Small to Medium Enterprises
    This fact sheet explains what social procurement means for Small to Medium Enterprises. It also outlines how to find and bid for procurement opportunities, and where to go for support.

  • Supplier Frequently Asked Questions
    Answers questions that are most often asked by suppliers.

Victorian Government procurement is an important contributor to the State’s economy. The Buying for Victoria website makes it easier to do business with Government. Information, opportunities and guidance for suppliers and buyers are now in one place. This website will grow and improve over time. It will provide more information about Government procurement of goods, services and construction.

Vendor Panel

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All Government organisations can use Vendor Panel to find social benefit suppliers.

To access the VendorPanel, please email eServices@dpc.vic.gov.au and provide the name and email address of each person needing access.

Social Traders

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Social Traders exist to create jobs for disadvantaged Australians by linking business and government to social enterprises.

Access Social Traders buyer services

Access Social Traders supplier services

Supply nation

Supply Nation provides Australia’s leading database of verified Indigenous businesses: search by business name, ABN, product, service, area, or category.

Access Supply nation

Kinaway

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Kinaway is an Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce based in Melbourne through which Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander businesses and entrepreneurs have a collective voice both within the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander business community and the general business community.

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Reviewed 23 April 2019