Commissioner Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck spoke about Social Procurement - The Value Proposition, at the Social and Economic Procurement Forum held at Rydges, Southbank today.
The forum offered support for the growing demand for social procurement awareness and provided examples and guidance on delivering practical outcomes that demonstrate local social and economic benefits.
Social procurement is becoming an increasingly common and effective tool for achieving social and economic benefits across the public, private and not-for-profits sectors across Australia.
In Queensland, a wide range of exciting social procurement activities are underway, ranging from the strengthening of indigenous business participation in supply chains to targeted social development programs.
The event was hosted by Local Buy, Social Procurement Australasia and ArcBlue.