Public Procurement and Property

International survey on Social Procurement

January 13, 2022 by No Comments | Category Procurement news, survey, Sustainable Procurement

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We’d like to let the public procurement and property community in Scotland know about a new international research project on social procurement, what we would usually refer to as ‘Sustainable Procurement’.

This survey is being carried out independently by academics from both Australia (Swinburne University, based in Melbourne) and Glasgow Caledonian University, here in Scotland. Researchers are currently undertaking a multi-university study spanning Scotland and Victoria, Australia, on Making policy reform work: a comparative analysis of social procurement, funded by the Australian Research Council.

The project aims to understand the implementation of social procurement policy reforms in both Scotland and Victoria, and the challenges and opportunities these reforms are creating for procurement professionals in public bodies, suppliers, policy makers and organisations involved in supporting the ecosystem as a whole. It aims to get views from policy makers, buyers, suppliers, and support organisations involved in social procurement.

The anonymous survey component of the research is now open until the end of February 2022 and takes about 10 minutes to complete. The survey asks about organisations’ perspectives on the benefits and challenges of social procurement policies, and the effects of these policies on day to day organisational practice, adoption and use of organisational systems.

If you have any questions about the survey or the study as a whole, please contact Adjunct Prof Jo Barraket ( or Prof Michael Roy (

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