March 29 + 30
Make social procurement easier, faster and more impactful.
Events from around the UK on topics including sustainable procurement, social value and social enterprise.
🏗️ The Social Procurement in Construction Guide for buyers and suppliers
A practical guide explaining common barriers around social procurement and how to tackle them.
🗞️ News and resources on sustainability, social value and social procurement
Curated newsletters to keep you informed of the wider context, new thinking and opportunities.
📝 The Positive Procurement Blog
Learning and thought leadership in procurement, social enterprise and impact including:
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About the event
Social procurement brings together all the conversations on social and environmental sustainability, supplier diversity, local supply chains and supply chain resilience. The Social Procurement Festival is the event that gathers leaders across the public and private sectors to learn and share best practices for social procurement and to network with decision-makers and social enterprise suppliers.
Every year we welcome attendees and speakers from Central Government, local authorities, housing associations, built environment organisations and corporates. We expect to gather 200-250 attendees to discuss best practice, celebrate social enterprise procurement, foster connections and learn about what 2023 entails for social enterprises and buying organisations.
What to expect
Talks from influential speakers
Practical advice and information
Social procurement 'meet the buyer'
Connections and actions to take your
social procurement journey forward
(eg Social enterprises, environmental suppliers, B Corps, cooperatives, community businesses)
Meet new buyers
Become procurement experts
Partner up to get bigger contracts
Get more support
(eg Public and private sector, social value managers, procurement professionals, sustainability leads)
Turn your team into social procurement experts
Find the perfect social suppliers
Connect with new and existing clients
Learn about policy and the wider context
Create social procurement across your supply chain