Social Procurement

Driving social outcomes through spending

Project Targets
  • $34 million spend with Aboriginal Certified Business
  • Prioritise local suppliers from Greater Western Sydney and NSW

JHCPB is committed to using its purchasing power to  generate social value above and beyond the value of the goods and services being procured.

The high demand for materials in construction has a significant effect on future availability of natural resources as well as a direct effect on the emissions produced during transport to site and a significant impact on the local economy.

In line with our Procurement Policy, JHCPB is committed to procuring goods and services in an efficient, effective, ethical and sustainable manner. This means:

  • Preferencing local suppliers around, or close to, the Project or within the state/ region
  • Prioritising Aboriginal supply via Supply Nation
  • Ensuring procurement considers environmental, social and economic aspects through non-cost multi-criteria analysis
  • Stimulating innovation within our supply chain
  • Rewarding and promoting exemplary subcontractor/ supplier performance

JHCPB continues to engage with concrete suppliers to develop and trial low carbon concrete mixes within temporary works, whilst collaborating with the Client, TfNSW, to accelerate a pathway for permanent works implementation of low carbon concrete. JHCPB also continues to investigate alternative materials to virgin sand and steel mesh, reaching 23% cement replacement in concrete.

During early works, JHCPB executed 345 contracts in total, with 342 with Australian companies, and 303 based in NSW. The Project also reached 10% of the targeted spend with Aboriginal business. JHCPB expects to reach 50% of the target by Q4 2020.