There are a range of resources that have been developed to support social procurement in recent years. Whilst many of these guides are targeted at State and Local Government the principles and practices have broader application across sectors.
Insights Into Social Procurement: From Policy to Practice
SPA’s ‘Insights’ publication provides discussion on useful approaches to developing and implementing social procurement strategies. These incorporate input drawn from interviews with representatives of three State government departments that currently have social procurement programs underway. It also provides provides five snapshot case studies that highlight how social procurement can assist with local economic development objectives.
Social Procurement Business Case
The Business Case is a 12 page booklet, from SPA, which demonstrates why governments should use procurement as an effective and efficient means of achieving social and economic objectives and maximise local or regional community benefits.
Social Procurement in NSW – Overview
Four page textual and diagrammatic overview of Social Procurement prepared by Chris Newman as a summary of the NSW Social Procurement Guide.
Social Procurement in NSW – Full Guide
Detailed Step-by-Step Guide designed to cover all aspects of Social Procurement for the Public Sector in NSW. Includes 17 Case Studies and legal advice from Salvos Legal. The Guidelines were developed by Chris Newman and Ingrid Burkett on behalf of the NSW Social Procurement Action Group.
Social Procurement: A Guide For Victorian Local Government
A Practical Guide covering a range of aspects of Social Procurement, as applied to for Local Government in Victoria. Includes case studies, model clauses and legal advice from the Victorian Solicitor-General’s Office. Prepared for the Victorian Department of Community Development with the support of Ingrid Burkett.
Social Procurement In Australia
A national report based on national research project into social procurement, across government, corporate and not-for-profit sectors.
Social Procurement Toolkit
The toolkit provides a step by step resource to assist councils to implement social procurement by providing information, guidance notes and templates. The toolkit was developed by Landell Consulting on behalf of the Victorian Department of Community Development with the support of Social Traders.