Social enterprise procurement is a way to align and deliver multiple strategic economic and social objectives across government. By leveraging the $140b+ annual government procurement spend, social and economic outcomes can be achieved through sustainable market activity. Embedding social enterprises into supply chains creates targeted employment opportunities for marginalised Australians while freeing up government resources that are needed elsewhere.
Australia’s three largest states representing 76% of the population are members of Social Traders and buying from social enterprise.
Victoria has implemented the game-changing Social Procurement Framework. NSW has built social enterprise into its procurement guidelines. Queensland is piloting a new approach to increase spend with social enterprises.
Find out how governments are already engaging with social enterprise procurement via the link below.
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