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Social and sustainable procurement present a huge opportunity for businesses to increase their impact – but it's vital these practices are implemented effectively.
This Melbourne MicroCert is ideal for current procurement professionals, suppliers and those who engage with procurement processes, seeking the tools to confidently adopt these practices and drive more positive outcomes.
Identify social procurement opportunities
Understand where to look for social and sustainable procurement opportunities, and how to work with intermediaries to identify potential suppliers.
Explore challenges for implementation
Identify the social issues that challenge the implementation of social procurement in the workplace, and consider how to overcome them.
Better manage the purchaser-supplier relationship
Gain tools and strategies to more effectively manage purchaser-supplier contractual relationships.
Analyse policy and regulation relevant to your context
Understand how to confidently analyse social procurement policy and apply procedures within the contemporary regulatory environment in your industry.
Develop a social procurement strategy for your organisation
Putting your new knowledge into practice, you'll develop a social procurement strategy brief or implementation plan that applies the learned tools and frameworks and is designed to benefit your organisation.
Who you will learn from
Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.
Dr Warren Staples
Lecturer in Social Procurement
Warren researches public and social procurement, with a focus on value-for-money criteria for construction and infrastructure projects. He has previously worked in local government and is currently a member of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Victoria Sustainability Community of Practice.
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To take Implementation of Social and Sustainable Procurement as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.
$1990 AUD (inc GST)
Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.
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