Step 1: Establishing a Social Procurement Environment
To successfully undertake social procurement, councils need to be prepared - through their internal polices and procedures.
To set the stage for social procurement, there is a need to gain senior manager support for social procurement initiatives and it is important to ensure that council officers who will be required to assist in undertaking social procurement initiatives have received briefings and communications on the councils social objectives that are to be achieved through the procurement process.
The following tools will assist in gaining support and setting the scene for social procurement across all levels of the organisation:
- Reasons councils may support social procurement (pdf)
- Frequently asked social procurement questions (pdf)
- Legal framework of social procurement (pdf)
- Quantifying the benefits of social procurement (cost/benefit analysis) (pdf)
- Social procurement engagement and awareness (communications) plan (pdf)