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Welcome to another Buy Queensland update for suppliers.

It’s hard to believe we are already past the halfway point of 2022, and things are heating up in Queensland Government Procurement as we head into Spring.

This edition focuses on social procurement –highlighting the benefits it can bring to our local communities. If social procurement and social enterprises is something you’ve always wanted to know more about, this edition is for you.

This is particularly timely, given Brisbane will be hosting the Social Enterprise World Forum in late September.

In other news, we are gearing up for the 2022 Buy Queensland Supplier Awards ceremony in October, ahead of our Growing Queensland Business roadshow series to close out the year. Read on to find out more about both of these exciting events!

Sharon Bailey
Deputy Director-General
Queensland Government Procurement
Department of Energy and Public Works

What is social procurement?

Social procurement is when buyers use their purchasing power to generate social benefits, in addition to the goods and services they require. It provides an opportunity to positively transform people’s lives without compromising on the quality of goods or services provided.

Benefits of social procurement can include job and employment opportunities, the addressing of complex local challenges, the promotion of fair and ethical trade, the enhancement of social inclusion, giving vulnerable groups the opportunity to participate in the community and the economy.

Procurement news and resources

Supplying to the Queensland Government

Additional information and support on how to grow your business and how to supply goods and services to Queensland Government can be found on the Business Queensland website.

Some key resources include:

Making a complaint

An online complaint lodgement form is available if you wish to make a complaint. If you’re not satisfied with the response from the procuring agency, or you are aware of a breach of the Queensland Procurement Policy (QPP), you can submit a complaint to the Queensland Government Procurement Compliance Branch via: Business Queensland.