Roadmap to social procurement success
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. In the Victorian Government context, social value means the benefits that accrue to all Victorians when the social and sustainable outcomes in the Social Procurement Framework are achieved.
Social procurement success depends on a proactive and strategic approach to procurement planning. Such an approach requires a high-level roadmap that outlines where the Government is now and where the Government aspires to be in the future.
This high-level roadmap will help departments and agencies determine the actions they need to take to operationalise the Social Procurement Framework.
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Procurement is a core business and strategic function that:
Government buyers champion social procurement and lead by example, working closely with their department or agency and all suppliers to deliver social and sustainable outcomes in every procurement activity.
Diverse supply chains drive competition, promote innovation and help build a fair, inclusive and sustainable Victoria.
In the procurement context, the term ‘capability’ describes the combination of an organisation’s expertise, resourcing, systems, policies and processes to execute and manage specific procurement tasks and activities. Social procurement capability involves embedding social procurement practices throughout the procurement process, so that the organisation’s expertise, resourcing, systems, policies and processes enable the delivery of social and sustainable outcomes through procurement and are aligned to its Social Procurement Strategy.
Tools and support
Reviewed 07 October 2019