VIC: Social Procurement and the Consultant

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Date: Tuesday, 12 November 2019 to Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Address: Melbourne, VIC Australia
Place: WSP, Level 15, 28 Freshwater Place
Total Price: $65.00

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Social Procurement. It’s something every sector in the industry is talking about, but how do you as a Consultant fit in the picture? And what are the key drivers for the Victorian Government?

In this Breakfast Session, we will talk about Social Procurement and its connection to infrastructure delivery and why it is such a core part of infrastructure delivery, as well as the opportunities for social procurement on infrastructure projects, including pragmatic examples on transport civil infrastructure projects.

What are the supply chain opportunities for engaging social enterprises and Aboriginal businesses in civil construction and technical advisory services? And as consulting firms, what are the specific social procurement opportunities for you as part of the Engineering and Built Environment advisory services network.

And what are the upcoming Supplier Diversity training opportunities being conducted by Major Road Projects Victoria for civil construction and technical advisory services operating in Victoria.


About our Speakers

Rajiv Ramanathan

Rajiv is the Director, Social Value, Capability and Inclusion for Major Road Projects Victoria. With over 25 years of experience in inclusion, capability and sector capacity building, Rajiv is passionate about assisting industry to create lasting social value legacies beyond the realised infrastructure benefits.

Prior to his role at Major Road Projects Victoria, Rajiv led the Inclusion and Social Procurement program for the Level Crossing Removal Project developing strategies and programs to increase social procurement and inclusion outcomes on the project.

Under his leadership the program created enabling systems, incentives and programs to assist industry to harness the value of the Victorian Social Procurement Framework and Local Jobs First policy, and in doing so, saw investments in Aboriginal businesses and social enterprises rise to $90 million within two years. These outcomes and strategies significantly informed the design of Victoria’s Social Procurement Framework and tools, with seven of the twelve best practice case examples in the Framework directly from the work of this program.

Within two years of his tenure, this work was acknowledged by industry as setting a high standard, winning multiple prestigious awards and commendations in the Diversity, Inclusion and Civic Leadership spaces.


Allan Murray

Allan is a Senior Aboriginal Engagement Consultant and his current role on the Southern Program Alliance, working on the Victorian Government's $8.3 billion Level Crossing Removal project, assists them to become culturally competent and a safe workplace – whether that’s through cultural awareness training, community engagement or nurturing skills from the grassroots level.

Allan’s tireless advocacy for Indigenous participation started during his football career. It also set the tone for his transition to life after football. The highlight of his career came when he was working at the Victorian Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Local Government and Industrial Relations. His efforts led to a step change that allowed the Aboriginal flag to be flown at Parliament House and introduced an Acknowledgement to Country at each parliamentary sitting.

Allan currently has a unique opportunity to nurture sustainable communities through his work at the Southern Program Alliance. In his professional and personal life, Allan is a cultural mentor determined to help others to make well-informed choices and to elevate the bottom line of Aboriginal participation within organisations.


Event Details:

Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019

Time: 7.30am to 9.00am

Venue: WSP, Level 15, 28 Freshwater Place, Southbank

Cost: Members $65, Non Members $95 - price includes gst and a light breakfast


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