Social procurement

Social procurement involves purchasing social outcomes from another organisation, whether directly purchasing outcomes, or indirectly by paying attention to who you purchase from.


Barraket, JoKeast, Robyn, & Furneaux, Craig (2016) Social Procurement and New Public Governance. Critical Studies in Public Management. Routledge, London and New York.

Journal article

Furneaux, Craig W. & Barraket, Jo (2014) Purchasing social good(s): A definition and typology of social procurement. Public Money and Management34(4), pp. 265-272.

Conference paper

Furneaux, Craig W. (2011) Social Procurement: Promoting the sustainability of NPOs through the transformation of economic, social and cultural capital. In Oikos International Young Scholars Organizations Academy: Organizations and Cultural Sustainability , 4 September – 9 September 2011, Switzerland. (Unpublished)

Keast, Robyn L.Furneaux, Craig W., & Barraket, Jo (2012) Juggling competing public values : resolving conflicting agendas in social procurement in Queensland. In Proceedings of the 2012 XVI IRSPM Conference, Rome.

Working paper

Barraket, Jo & Weissman, Janelle (2009) Social procurement and its implications for social enterprise : a literature review [Working Paper No. CPNS48]. The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Brisbane. [Working Paper]