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ICN Victoria Social
Procurement Program

The ICN Social Procurement Program supports SPF to deliver Victorian employment and economic outcomes. The program supports Agencies and industry working on projects and procurement with the requirement for local, social and sustainable outcomes by increasing awareness and education, maximising Victorian supply chain engagement and Victorian jobs as well as providing local, social and sustainable data insights through our flagship system, VMC.

 

Industry can expect to see targets or requirements pursuing one or more of the ten social procurement objectives.

There are seven social procurement objectives which align with important Government work in relation to Aboriginal businesses and social enterprises, Victorian Aboriginal people and Victorians with disability, gender equality and the prevention of family violence, industrial relations and secure employment, and socio-economic disadvantage.

Social procurement objectives
1. Opportunities for Victorian Aboriginal people
2. Opportunities for Victorians with disability
3. Women’s equality and safety
4. Opportunities for disadvantaged Victorians
5. Supporting safe and fair workplaces
6. Sustainable Victorian social enterprise and Aboriginal business sectors
7. Sustainable Victorian regions

There are also three sustainable procurement objectives, which align with important work being undertaken by the Victorian Government in relation to promoting environmental sustainability in the use of resources and addressing climate change. 

Sustainable procurement objectives
8. Environmentally sustainable outputs
9. Environmentally sustainable business practices
10. Implementation of the Climate Change Policy Objectives

 

 

Social Procurement in Action


ICN Social
Procurement Team

Principal Social Procurement Lead

Rebecca Lee

Rebecca Lee is the Principal Social Procurement Adviser at ICN Victoria. Her work with ICN Victoria encompasses three years in the Local Jobs First Policy team, and she now brings this experience in policy implementation to the Social Procurement Framework. Rebecca has experience in driving effective policy implementation and compliance from her previous role as Policy Compliance Team Leader. She has aspirations for social and sustainable procurement practices and looks forward to applying her background in Women and Gender studies to the Building Equality Policy program for ICN Victoria.

Building Equality Policy Industry Adviser

Janelle Williams

Janelle commenced at ICN Victoria in 2022 and is keen to provide guidance on the Building Equality Policy to SMEs and learning more about the Social Procurement Framework. Janelle comes to us from Northern Health where she was the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Adviser and COVID workforce lead. Janelle has worked with the Victorian Government in their Department of Health and Human Services as a Freedom of Information Advisor and a Policy Officer, including working in the Medicinal Cannabis Taskforce. She holds a bachelor’s degree, focused in law from Monash University and has a strong relationship building and public policy background.

 

Social Procurement Framework and Local Jobs First Reporting

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and the Department of Treasury and Finance worked with the ICN to develop a joint reporting platform that will be used for both the SPF and LJF policies.

Social Procurement Framework and Local Jobs First reporting is an extended feature on VMC to report and monitor contract commitments and achievements of SPF and LJF contracts.

VMC Reporting will streamline the process and reduce administrative burden for suppliers. It will make it easier to capture social procurement commitments and outcomes, which will support Agency and Victoria government efforts to report local, social and sustainable outcomes from both policies.

From 1 July 2021, all contracts containing SPF commitments are required to be recorded on the VMC.

Social Procurement Assessment Tool

The Social and Sustainable Procurement Assessment Tool is currently unavailable, please email vicspteam@icnvic.org.au with any questions.

The Latest from Social procurement

current projects in victoria

Forensic Mental Health Expansion Project

This project is led and administered by the Victorian Health Building Authority in collaboration with Forensicare, Victoria’s specialist provider of forensic mental health services. The Project seeks to provide an additional 82 forensic mental health beds on the Thomas Embling Hospital (TEH) site in Fairfield by 2024

Riverina Redevelopment Program

The Riverina Redevelopment Project is a program of works across three Department of Defence establishments including: Albury Wodonga Military Area (including North, South & East Bandiana, Latchford Barracks, Wirlinga), Blamey Barracks (Kapooka), and RAAF Base Wagga.

The Riverina Redevelopment Program - Defence Estates

The Riverina Redevelopment Project is a program of works across three Department of Defence establishments including: Albury Wodonga Military Area (including North, South & East Bandiana, Latchford Barracks, Wirlinga), Blamey Barracks (Kapooka), and RAAF Base Wagga.

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