August 27, 2015
As part of the partnership between Social Traders and the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV), local government buyers can now access almost 30 social enterprises as suppliers across a range of common categories. By engaging these organisations to deliver work, councils are also helping to provide jobs for people with disabilities and training opportunities for disengaged youth, among other social benefits.
Through a dedicated Social Traders panel there are three social enterprises listed that are able to provide digital and offset printing services on a competitive commercial basis which also provide benefits back to the community:
Copies R Us: Based in Heidelberg, Copies R Us are part of a not for profit organisation, E-focus, which delivers training, employment assistance and community development projects to alleviate disadvantage and enrich local communities. Their services include plan printing, photocopying, as well as report printing and binding.
Nadrasca: An Australian Disability Enterprise based in Nunawading, Nadrasca is a not for profit organisation focused on providing work opportunities and other support services to people with disabilities. Their services include label printing and mail out services.
The Flagstaff Group: One of the larger Australian Disability Enterprises, Flagstaff offers a diverse range of commercial services, all of which employ people with disabilities. The print and mail division is based in Unanderra, NSW and offers services ranging from design and binding to mail outs.
These social enterprises are ready to quote on your next print job through the Social Traders panel.
If you know of social enterprises that would benefit from being part of the new panel, please firstname.lastname@example.org
The Social Traders Panel is a social procurement initiative resulting from a partnership between the Municipal Association of Victoria and Social Traders.