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Social Procurement Toolkit for the Public Sector and Victorian Local Government

 

While social procurement is in its infancy in Australia, Landell has been at the forefront of its development.

 

Landell has released two toolkits designed for the Public Sector and Victorian Councils. The toolkits are also useful for organisations which receive Government funding.

 

The Social Procurement Toolkit for the Public Sector is broken into 5 key stages:

 

  1. Rationale for Social Procurement
  2. Planning for Social Procurement
  3. Documentation for Social Procurement
  4. Implementation of Social Procurement Projects
  5. Evaluation of Social Procurement Projects

 

The toolkit comes with useful templates, case studies and guides to implementing Social Procurement policies and initiatives in your organisation.

 

The first stage can be found below. If you are interested in obtaining the remaining guide please contact Landell.

 

Stage 1: Rationale for Social Procurement

 

Landell’s Social Procurement Toolkit for Victorian Local Government was developed for the Department of Planning and Community Development and can be found here.

 

Landell’s Social Procurement Development Program

Landell is highly experienced in all aspects of social procurement development, design and implementation from business case development and procurement implementation to evaluation, monitoring and reporting.

 

Landell has developed a social Procurement Development Program which includes the following components:

 

  • Opportunity mapping and research
  • Strategy planning
  • Program implementation
  • Social procurement project evaluation
  • Reporting and monitoring
  • Education and training
  • Stakeholder communication plans

 

Reporting and monitoring is a particularly important component of successful procurement, as it is rarely achieved successfully. This is particularly true of social procurement monitoring and reporting which is very formative. Landell has significant experience in this area of procurement.

 

What is Social Procurement?

Social procurement is a mechanism for delivering social benefits to the community through procurement.

 

These social benefits can include:

 

  • Training and employment of people from disadvantaged groups such as the long-term unemployed.
  • Supporting opportunities for social enterprises and not-for-profits owned by and/or employing people from disadvantaged groups.
  • Encouraging businesses to incorporate social objectives in their policies and operations.
  • Supporting ethical supply chains.

 

Why Should Organisations undertake Social Procurement?

Clients, shareholders, stakeholders, employees and the public increasingly expect both government and the private sector to demonstrate a practical and genuine commitment to corporate social responsibility. Social procurement provides organisations with a perfect - and often low-cost - mechanism for meeting this expectation through the social outcomes component of their triple-bottom line reporting obligations.

 

For government and private sector organisations, social procurement can:

 

  • Reduce project costs.
  • Be readily integrated into procurement policies and practices.
  • Assist organisations to meet their annual corporate social responsibility obligations.
  • Ensure staff retention and satisfaction, as employees enjoy working for organisations that demonstrate a social conscience.

 

All the above can be achieved without compromising on the quality or cost of the goods and services.