Victorian Social Procurement Framework (SPF)
The Victorian Government is committed to social procurement and the difference it can make to the lives of all Victorians. In April 2018 Victoria’s Social Procurement Framework (SPF) was established as a whole-of-Government approach to generate social value above and beyond the value of the goods, services or construction procured.
This framework will mean businesses who can demonstrate value-for-money considerations that are not solely focused on price and incorporate a balanced judgement of a range of financial and non-financial factors such as enabling more jobs for those facing barriers to employment including Aboriginal people, long-term job seekers, at-risk women, victims and survivors of family violence, people with a disability and young Victorians or other social and sustainable outcomes will be preferred.
The SPF will apply to all Victorian Government entities subject to the Standing Directions of the Minister for Finance 2016, from 1 September 2018.
To successfully implement the SPF, the Department of Treasury and Finance and Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport, and Resources will soon release a range of tools, templates and supplier directories to assist with applying the framework.
For further information, visit the dedicated Social Procurement Framework page.