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Social Procurement and Economic Impact Programs


Social Procurement is an innovative approach to achieving social and economic benefits as part of a strategic approach to procurement.

Why Social Procurement?

 

Organisations around the world are increasingly realising the social, economic, and employment impact they can have,
through a commitment to incorporating Social Procurement and Workforce Development into their project and process
design, and practice.
In Australia, Governments at Federal, State and Local levels, public sector agencies, and leading private sector organisations
are working with suppliers across the supply chain to maximise the achievement of social, economic, and employment
objectives through both major projects and routine procurement.
ArcBlue have been at the forefront of social procurement development in Australia for several years. As one of Australia’s
leading procurement specialist organisations, and the Co-founder of Social Procurement Australasia (2013), we bring our
consulting, training and analytics expertise, tools, and experience into this exciting and growing area of activity

Organisations around the world are increasingly realising the social, economic, and employment impact they can have, through a commitment to incorporating Social Procurement and Workforce Development into their project and process design, and practice.

 

In Australia, Governments at Federal, State and Local levels, public sector agencies, and leading private sector organisations are working with suppliers across the supply chain to maximise the achievement of social, economic, and employment objectives through both major projects and routine procurement.

 

ArcBlue have been at the forefront of social procurement development in Australia for several years. As one of Australia’s leading procurement specialist organisations, and the Co-founder of Social Procurement Australasia (2013), we bring our consulting, training and analytics expertise, tools, and experience into this exciting and growing area of activity.

 

ArcBlue Social Procurement Support Programs

ArcBlue has many ways we can support you to incorporate social procurement into organisational practice:

 1.   Social Procurement Readiness Assessments

 2.   Opportunity Assessment and Strategy Development

 3.   Project and Partnership development – Support, Coaching and Mentoring

 4.   Training and Development Programs

 5.   Contract Performance Tracking, Analytics and Impact Measurement

 

1.   Social Procurement Readiness Assessments

Is your organisation ready for Social Procurement?

ArcBlue has a team of specialised social procurement consultants able to support your organisation to analyse, plan, execute and manage social procurement outcomes, whether you are a buyer or a supplier.  ArcBlue will assess your social procurement organisational readiness by conducting an assessment against six key areas including:

  • Leadership
  • Communication and Education
  • Policy, Process and Documentation
  • Planning
  • Opportunity Analysis
  • Supplier Development

The ArcBlue social procurement readiness assessment and report includes recommendations and a practical implementation plan.

 

 2.   Social Procurement - Opportunity Assessment and Strategy Development

Has your organisation identified and validated the key areas of opportunity for social procurement?

ArcBlue can provide a detailed analysis and opportunity assessment of your organisations planned sourcing pipeline and develop a strategic social procurement sourcing plan.  The aim of the social procurement strategic sourcing plan is to identify and prioritise projects, develop implementation plans, including procurement strategies, key steps, risks, and roles and responsibilities.

 

 3.   Project and Partnership development – Support, Coaching and Mentoring

Do you have the internal social procurement skills and capacity?

ArcBlue can coach and mentor your key staff and stakeholders in all stages of the procurement cycle to assist your organisation to achieve successful outcomes.  This support can include the development of social procurement guidelines and documentation including tender clauses, evaluation, contract management tools, and templates to assist your business to create economic benefit for local and social enterprises.

 

4.   Social Procurement Training and Development Programs

ArcBlue is Australia’s leading trainer in social procurement. We can develop and deliver programs that address the growing need for enhanced social procurement capability within organisations.

Example course content for our full-day program includes - 

Module 1: Definitions, context and case studies

Module 2: Planning for successful social procurement

Module 3: Implementing social procurement projects

Module 4: Measuring value and implementing change

Our training is designed for a broad range of participants operating in:

  • Procurement
  • Contract Management
  • Sustainability
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Economic Development
  • Senior Management

Social Procurement Training Program

 

5.   Contract Performance Tracking, Analytics and Impact Measurement

The ArcBlue Analytics Team are experts in using the latest analysis and visualisation tools to track contract performance and social impact.

 

ArcBlue's director, Chris Newman, leads the ArcBlue Social Procurement team. He has been a leader in this important and growing field of in Australia over the last 5 years. To speak to Chris about Social Procurement, contact him on chris.newman@arcblue.com.au or 0412 318 384.


ArcBlue is a co-founder of Social Procurement Australasia. Social Procurement Australasia (SPA) is a group of individuals and organisations who believe in the extraordinary potential of procurement to deliver social impact. SPA focus on raising awareness of social procurement and linking interested people to the information and resources needed to socially procure. For more information, visit the SPA website.