Social procurement is when organisations use their buying power to generate social value beyond the products or services being procured. Social procurement for local government means using councils’ purchasing power to generate social benefits such as employment, training and education opportunities for local communities and individuals experiencing circumstantial barriers to employment.
Many councils have plans to implement social procurement. Local employment, local economic growth and social value creation for their community is of high importance.
Stakeholder engagement, conducted by LGP, has identified that councils are at differing points in their social procurement journey and want access to resources that assist them to implement social procurement.
In response, LGP has developed a Social Procurement Toolkit for councils that includes the following resources:
► Guide to measuring social value
► Social procurement policy clauses
► Social Procurement Strategy template
► Social Procurement Training PowerPoint template
► Social value calculator template
► Social value tender criteria and scoring guidelines
► RFx questions to assess commitment to social procurement
► Social procurement case study examples
Access to the Toolkit is available for a small one-off fee of $600 (+GST), which includes ongoing access to current available resources and any future updates and additional resources developed.
A discounted rate of $300 (+GST) is available if purchased in conjunction with LGP’s Modern Slavery Toolkit for councils. For councils that have already purchased access to the Modern Slavery Toolkit the discounted price will also apply.
Councils that would like to purchase access to the Toolkit, can register their interest here.
For more information contact us.