Social and Sustainable Procurement



Contact Details


Brian Finnigan
Senior Social Procurement Adviser
+61 429 002 513
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Tijana Gibson
Client Relationship Officer
+61 428 715 319
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  Locations: VIC Australia
  Project Status: Supplier Engagement
  Project Owner Industry Capability Network (Victoria) Limited

Project Details


The Victorian Government is committed to social procurement and has established the Social Procurement Framework. The Framework enables buyers and suppliers to use the Government's buying power to deliver social, economic and environmental outcomes that benefit the Victorian community, the economy and the environment.


ICN is responding to this need by connecting community to the opportunities. The need for this task has been increased by Victoria’s infrastructure ‘Big Build’ projects resulting in untapped opportunities for supply. ICN is committed to working with partners to improve the accessibility of information and knowledge on the availability of social and sustainable products, materials, services in conjunction with facilitating connections between community and industry for social, economic and environmental outcomes.


ICN is committed to supporting this project by compiling social, economic and sustainable information on ICN Gateway to create a difference to people’s lives. Examples of 'for purpose' businesses include:

  • Ability Works
    A not for profit social enterprise operating since 1963 in Kew, Melbourne. With four business units: wire & metal fabrication, digital technology, packaging and assembly, logistics and fundraising, Ability Works produce and trade in goods and services with many businesses.
  • Victoria's Big Build
    Victoria’s Big Build is generating thousands of local jobs for Victorians, in sectors ranging from construction and engineering to human resources and administration. Employment and training programmes include the Aboriginal Pathway Program, CareerSeekers Program, Engineering Pathways Industry Cadetship (EPIC) Program, Grow Training Program, Gen 44 & Gen 8 Program, Women in Transport Mentoring Program and more.
  • Streat
    Youth homelessness and disadvantage are hard to swallow. That’s why STREAT works with others to stop it, one mouthful at a time. Together Streat offer disadvantaged youth aged 16-25 a supported pathway from the street to a sustainable livelihood.
  • Wamarra
    Building better together. Wamarra is a self-performing contractor, providing meaningful careers to Aboriginal people through long term and sustainable employment.


This Expression of Interest (EOI) process has been constructed a little differently from how suppliers might be used to on ICN Gateway. This process has two main functions:

  1. To inform ICN’s understanding of local industry, provide insight when assessing those local capabilities and, to then allow ICN to promote your business for potential opportunities. 
  2. The prequalification questions have been developed to prompt "self-assessment" by suppliers. If selected no to any of the relevant questions, the supplier should take this as a potential next step in their social and sustainable program.


Disadvantaged cohorts 

  • Long term unemployed people from culturally diverse communities including
    refugees and asylum seekers. Asylum seekers must be resident in Victoria and hold
    a visa with work entitlements (e.g. temporary protection or Safe Haven Enterprise
    Visa (SHEV)).
  • disengaged young people (aged 15-24 and not engaged in education, training or
    employment)
  • single parents
  • refugees and asylum seekers
  • workers in transition
  • Aboriginal jobseekers (The term Aboriginal is used to refer to both Aboriginal and
    Torres Strait Islander people)
  • mature age people (aged 50+)
  • ex-offenders
  • victims of family violence
  • youth justice clients
  • workers retrenched from the automotive manufacturing and supply chain industry
  • other retrenched workers
  • jobseekers with a disability
  • jobseekers with a mental illness
  • social housing tenants and
  • veterans and their families.


Useful Links

  1. Victorian Government - Social Procurement Framework

  2. Social Traders

  3. Kinaway

  4. Supply Nation


HOW TO REGISTER AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)

  • To submit an EOI, companies must have an ICN Gateway company profile. Information on how to register your company on ICN Gateway is detailed below.
  • Log into your ICN Gateway company profile and click on the box icon under the 'Full Scope EOI' column listed against the work package.
  • Provide answers to the questions in the EOI form and click 'Submit'.
  • The information gathered as part of this EOI will be provided to prospective bidders of Government projects seeking to deliver social and sustainable outcomes.
  • To sign up for email notifications go the "notifications" under the My Account section of your Dashboard. 
     

ICN GATEWAY COMPANY REGISTRATION

  • Click here to register your company profile on ICN Gateway.
  • Support and assistance are available through the web links listed below.
  • An ICN Gateway company profile that accurately and effectively summarises your company is critical to using the services of the ICN network - please ensure that your company invests the time and energy required to represent your company in the most effective manner possible.
  • Companies should ensure that the email notification functionality within their ICN Gateway company profile is activated to include an appropriate level of coverage to General ICN Information and Updates, Major Projects and Regional Opportunities.

    (1) ICN Gateway Setup Wizard
    (2) ICN Gateway User Guide


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Work Packages


To edit or submit an expression of interest, select the icon next to the package you are interested in.
Note: The closing date/s for expressions of interest shown below are subject to change.

OPEN LISTINGS    AWARDED    CLOSED LISTINGS    OTHER
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Environmentally Sustainable Business Practices19 Apr 202105 Oct 202205 Oct 2022
To allow ICN to provide your company information to prospective bidders of Government projects seeking to deliver social outcomes, please register an EOI if you are a company or network who have adopted sustainable business practices.

Please note that this questionnaire is also a self-assessment tool for organisations wanting to understand their position within Social and Sustainable Procurement.
Environmentally Sustainable Outputs19 Apr 202105 Oct 202205 Oct 2022
To allow ICN to provide your company information to prospective bidders of Government projects seeking to deliver social outcomes, please register an EOI if you are a company or network using project-specific requirements to use sustainable resources and to manage waste and pollution or recycled content in construction.

Please note that this questionnaire is a self-assessment tool for organisations wanting to understand their position within Social and Sustainable Procurement.
Implementation of the Climate Change Policy Objectives19 Apr 202105 Oct 202205 Oct 2022
To allow ICN to provide your company information to prospective bidders of Government projects seeking to deliver social outcomes, please register an EOI if you are a company or network who have implemented project-specific requirements to minimise greenhouse gas emissions or procurement of outputs that are resilient against the impacts of climate change.

Please note that this questionnaire is a self-assessment tool for organisations wanting to understand their position within Social and Sustainable Procurement.
Opportunities for Disadvantaged Victorians19 Apr 202105 Oct 202205 Oct 2022
To allow ICN to provide your company information to prospective bidders of Government projects seeking to deliver social outcomes, please register an EOI if you are a company or network supporting opportunities for Disadvantaged Victorians.

Please note that this questionnaire is a self-assessment tool for organisations wanting to understand their position within Social and Sustainable Procurement.
Opportunities for Victorian Aboriginal People19 Apr 202105 Oct 202205 Oct 2022
To allow ICN to provide your company information to prospective bidders of Government projects seeking to deliver social outcomes, please register an EOI if you are a company or network supporting opportunities for Victorian Aboriginal People.

Please note that this questionnaire is a self-assessment tool for organisations wanting to understand their position within Social and Sustainable Procurement.
Opportunities for Victorians with Disabilities19 Apr 202105 Oct 202205 Oct 2022
To allow ICN to provide your company information to prospective bidders of Government projects seeking to deliver social outcomes, please register an EOI if you are a company or network supporting opportunities for Victorian people with disabilities.

Please note that this questionnaire is a self-assessment tool for organisations wanting to understand their position within Social and Sustainable Procurement.
Supporting Safe and Fair Workplaces19 Apr 202105 Oct 202205 Oct 2022
To allow ICN to provide your company information to prospective bidders of Government projects seeking to deliver social outcomes, please register an EOI if you are a company or network supporting safe and fair workplaces.

Please note that this questionnaire is a self-assessment tool for organisations wanting to understand their position within Social and Sustainable Procurement.
Sustainable Victorian Regions19 Apr 202105 Oct 202205 Oct 2022
To allow ICN to provide your company information to prospective bidders of Government projects seeking to deliver social outcomes, please register an EOI if you are a company or network supporting job readiness, and employment for people in regions with entrenched disadvantage.

Please note that this questionnaire is a self-assessment tool for organisations wanting to understand their position within Social and Sustainable Procurement.
Sustainable Victorian Social Enterprise and Aboriginal Business Sectors19 Apr 202105 Oct 202205 Oct 2022
To allow ICN to provide your company information to prospective bidders of Government projects seeking to deliver social outcomes, please register an EOI if you are a Sustainable Victorian Social Enterprise and/or Aboriginal Business Sector.

Please note that this questionnaire is a self-assessment tool for organisations wanting to understand their position within Social and Sustainable Procurement.
Womens Equality and Safety19 Apr 202105 Oct 202205 Oct 2022
To allow ICN to provide your company information to prospective bidders of Government projects seeking to deliver social outcomes, please register an EOI if you are a company or network supporting opportunities for Victorian women.

Please note that this questionnaire is a self-assessment tool for organisations wanting to understand their position within Social and Sustainable Procurement.