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Social procurement information session – working with the construction sector

Event details

Date: 18.11.2021
Time: 13.30 – 15.00


via Zoom
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The session will explore how the construction industry is responding to the requirements of the Social Procurement Framework (SPF), and provide members with insights and ideas on how you can maximise social procurement outcomes in projects you are delivering.

The session will cover:

  • The objectives and outcomes sought by the SPF, with an emphasis on the key objectives of the Big Housing Build
  • Levers for delivering upon the objectives, including how the construction industry is responding to these requirements
  • Challenges and opportunities in delivery, and recommendations for incorporating the SPF into your projects
  • Details of the support available to you on your social procurement journey, including organisations who can support the delivery of the SPF outcomes

The session will be delivered by Cameron Spence and include a facilitated discussion and Q&A with organisations experienced in supporting and delivering social procurement outcomes, including:

  • Brotherhood of St Laurence (Given the Chance)
  • Kane Construction
  • Apprenticeship Employment Network

Given the Chance is a social enterprise run by Brotherhood of St Laurence which supports disadvantaged job seekers into paid employment by partnering with a variety of business across different industries.

Kane Construction is a mid-tier privately owned construction company active in both regional Victoria and Metropolitan Melbourne. Kane Construction has significant experience delivering Victorian government projects, including successfully delivering upon the objectives of the Local Jobs First Policy and Social Procurement Framework.

Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) is the peak body representing not for profit group training companies across Victoria.


Date:   Thursday 18th November

Time: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Cost:   FREE for CHIA Vic members (members-only event)


Cameron Spence

The session is facilitated by Cameron Spence, Director Spence Consulting.

As a consultant, Cameron has worked extensively in the social procurement and industry development sector, supporting proponents delivering major government projects including the North East Link, delivering regional place based social impact and economic development programs and working with industry to develop organisational social procurement capability. Cameron was previously the Manager of Commercial Services at the Municipal Association of Victoria.