In local and state government, there are many opportunities to make a positive environmental impact when:
Sustainable procurement aims to reduce the environmental impacts of goods, services and construction, by basing decisions on:
Through sustainable procurement you can:
Victorian government buyers are required to consider ways to deliver social and sustainable outcomes in every procurement activity, under the Social Procurement Framework.
The framework includes the following three environmental objectives:
The framework joins other government obligations and objectives to support developing a sustainable procurement approach.
Sustainable procurement can be used by state and local governments as a strategic tool for achieving key policy objectives.
Procurement activity can support and incentivise product innovation or efficiency from the private sector, by including environmental and social requirements in project specifications.
We’re here to guide you at each stage of the procurement lifecycle to identify opportunities to:
We also provide support for government departments and agencies to identify opportunities to increase procurement of recycled content and products, under the Recycling Industry Strategic Plan (pdf, 1 MB).
This will drive demand for products containing recycled materials.
We hope to be able to provide more tailored support to local government, under the Recycled First Policy.
More information will be announced mid-2020.
Our new online directory lists local products containing recycled content to provide state and local government procurers and buyers easy access to suppliers and product options.
Buy Recycled aims to provide options to achieve positive environmental outcomes and support organisational sustainability goals.
Access the directory now to consider products for upcoming purchasing and infrastructure projects.
Sustainable procurement team