What is Social Procurement?

Social enterprises are an innovative breed of businesses that exist to create a fairer and more sustainable world.

They could be a graphic design company creating jobs for ex-offenders, or a gym providing affordable wellbeing services to the community, or a retailer selling toilet paper and donating 50% of their revenue to charity.

Social enterprises must do three things:

  1. Have a defined primary social, cultural or environmental purpose consistent with a public or community benefit
  2. Derive a substantial portion of their income from trade
  3. Invest efforts and resources into their purpose such that public/community benefit outweighs private benefit

What you need to do

We've prepared a simple one pager to explain what is required. It only takes a minute to read and covers all the Victorian Government project requirements you need to comply with. We want this to work for all.

Apprentices / Trainees / Cadets

Apprenticeships Victoria can help you to hire Apprentices / Trainees / Cadets. 

Upcoming Events

It’ll Never Catch On - Stories from those who have

By Social Traders / Tuesday, 26 September 2023 / Online

  • Learn how social enterprise procurement is one of the most impactful ways to do business
  • Unpack why businesses and governments are adopting social procurement, and what policy settings influence the Australian context
  • Discover what makes a social enterprise, how they are certified, and how you can increase your spend with them
  • Find out the latest social procurement impact statistics and how deliberate purchasing decisions can make a positive impact on communities
  • Discuss the challenges in social procurement with a network of like-minded professionals
  • Hear the lived experiences of our social enterprise guest speakers

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Social Procurement


Two Good Co

With every single purchase, you have the potential to change the course of someone’s life.


Supply Nation

Biggest national database of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses.


Social Traders

Search Australia’s only national directory of certified social enterprises.


GaWun Supplies

Workwear – giving back to Indigenous communities through sales of Indigenous designed uniforms and PPE.



Workwear – funky eye catching workwear designed to start conversations about mental health.


Ability Works

Labour Hire — ability Works is known for delivering inventive, design-led solutions for all kinds of manufacturing, packaging and records management needs.



Toilet paper, tissues, paper towel.

Social Traders


Part One

How to use your procurement spend for good external-link


Part Two

How to use your procurement spend for good external-link


Part Three

How to use your procurement spend for good external-link

Recruitment Support



100% of profits towards services that support people with disability and promote community inclusion.


Concierge Services

Professional mix of concierge services, discreet security, and personalised support.


Jigsaw Connect

Trains and transitions people with disability into Mainstream employment.


Unleash your business potential

Discover how social enterprises can drive your business growth by creating win-win partnerships that generate positive social and environmental impact.

Stay ahead of the curve

Access a wealth of up-to-date knowledge and best practices on implementing practical solutions within your construction business. Stay informed about the latest trends, regulations, and government initiatives shaping the construction industry.

Expand your network

Connect with like-minded subcontractors, industry experts, and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference through construction. Forge valuable collaborations and possibly unlock new business opportunities.

Exclusive resources

Gain instant access to case studies, success stories, and practical guides, illustrating how construction companies have successfully integrated social enterprises into their operations. These resources will equip you with the tools and inspiration to implement meaningful changes within your business.

Expert guidance

Benefit from expert advice and consultations with our team of industry specialists. Our dedicated support team is here to assist you every step of the way, ensuring we achieve our project goals and maximize the impact of your business.

Reach out

You can always get in touch with Hutchies. Your Victorian contact for social procurement is:

Teri MacIntosh

Phone 03 9282 9500 / Mobile 0498 520 306
Email teri.macintosh@hutchies.com.au