Applying Sustainable Procurement Principles to Procurement Projects
As the ‘triple bottom line’ continues to be a key consideration across all project types and stages, the definitions of the terms ‘Value for Money’ and ‘Return on Investment’ evolve. In response, government and corporate organisations are increasingly required to address ‘triple bottom line’ issues with respect to the procurement of goods and services.
To meet this challenge, internal Project Managers, Planners and Urban Designers can benefit significantly from understanding how the application of sustainable procurement principles can support robust sustainable outcomes in a strong governance environment. Kate has recognised an opportunity for Project Managers, Planners and Urban Designers to apply project management principles to sustainable procurement activities and the opportunities this can provide government and organisations to add value to the project, reduce costs for external and internal clients, and inspire sustainability change amongst their goods and services suppliers.
Application of these principles offers significant potential for Project Managers, Planners and Urban Designers in both corporate organisations and government departments to effectively plan and manage sustainable procurement through all stages, resulting in the efficient delivery of vastly improved project outcomes across: Project Conception; Options Analysis; Requirements Determination; Procurement; and Contract Management.
The 6th Making Cities Liveable Conference held in conjunction with the Sustainability Conference “SustainableTransformation” held 17th – 19th June 2013 at Novotel Melbourne St Kilda would like to thank Kate Wickett for her presentation at the recent conference. Kate demonstrated how the embedment of ‘triple bottom line’ principles within procurement projects can assist government and organisations in achieving sustainable outcomes that lead by example, set clear priorities, build organisational capacity, remove operational barriers and capture long-term, sustainable outcomes.
Aurecon supported Kate in presenting at the 6th Making Cities Liveable Conference and believes that her session offered a fresh and engaging perspective on this increasingly emerging issue facing Project Managers, Planners and Urban Designers.
Kate and other presentations from this conference are available as podcasts from our website or click here.
The Healthy Cities Conference looks forward to reconvening in 2014. More information will be available on our website soon.