The Social Procurement Framework
The Victorian Government’s Social Procurement Framework is a game-changing policy that ensures Government continues to use its purchasing power to embed social, economic and environmental outcomes through every dollar that it spends.
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.
There are ten core objectives at the heart of the Social Procurement Framework:
Opportunities for Victorian Aboriginal people
Opportunities for Victorians with disability
Women’s equality and safety
Opportunities for disadvantaged Victorians
Supporting safe and fair workplaces
Sustainable Victorian social enterprise & Aboriginal business sectors
Sustainable Victorian regions
Environmentally sustainable outputs
Environmentally sustainable business practices
Implementation of the Climate Change Policy objectives
Purchasing from Victorian Aboriginal Businesses
Employment of Victorian Aboriginal people by suppliers to the Victorian Government
Purchasing from Victorian social enterprises and Australian Disability Enterprises
Employment of Victorians with disability by suppliers to the Victorian Government
Adoption of family violence leave by Victorian Government Suppliers
Gender equality within Victorian Government suppliers
Purchasing from Victorian social enterprises
Job readiness and employment for: long term unemployed; disengaged youth; single parents; migrants and refugees; and workers in transition
Purchasing from suppliers that comply with industrial relations laws and promote secure employment
Purchasing from Victorian social enterprises and Aboriginal businesses
Job readiness and employment for people in regions of entrenched disadvantage
Project-specific requirements to use sustainable resources and to manage waste and pollution
Use of recycled content in construction
Adoption of sustainable business practices by suppliers to the Victorian Government
Project specific requirements to minimise greenhouse gas emissions
Procurement of outputs that are resilient against the impacts of climate change
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