28 October 2019

Upcoming social procurement opportunities and support

HPV is working with health services as they implement the social procurement strategies and commitments they have recently developed, including sharing the experience of government agencies that have implemented Victoria’s Social Procurement Framework.


The framework enables buyers and suppliers to use the State Government’s buying power to benefit the community, economy and the environment.

HPV is drawing on the experience of government departments from the first wave of framework implementation, including the Department of Transport, by sharing learnings at two Melbourne workshops in November and December.

Metropolitan health services are invited to choose from two workshop dates focusing on measuring and reporting social procurement outcomes. Invitations will be sent to health services shortly and details are available on HPV’s online learning platform ECHO.

Former senior social procurement specialist at VicRoads, Monica Miloi, will be speaking on the social procurement journey at VicRoads, which spent $2.8 million between January and June this year buying services from more than 60 suppliers employing Aboriginal people, people with disabilities and disadvantaged Victorians.

Monica has 20 years’ experience in end-to-end supply chain management, including international and local procurement, and sourcing and category management across the corporate, government and education sectors.

HPV will share learnings from the metropolitan workshops at upcoming regional health service workshops.

Upcoming social procurement events

Supply Nation: Indigenous Business Trade Fair – 19 November 2019

Supply Nation’s Indigenous Business Trade Fair is aimed at organisations looking to diversify their supply chain and engage more Indigenous businesses. The fair will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre on Tuesday 19 November 2019 from 9.30am – 12.30pm. For more details or registration click here.

Social Traders: Social Procurement in Melbourne – 27 November 2019

This event will help health services and businesses supplying the health sector understand why the social procurement market is growing, and how your organisation can become a ST-certified social enterprise or a Social Traders business or government member, increasing positive impact in supply chains. The event will be held on Wednesday 27 November 2019 from 9.30am-11.00am at the Conference Centre – Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR), Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne. For more details or registration click here.