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How do we build the capacity to scale on the supply side of 'Good Procurement' in a flexible and collaborative way? This webinar is exclusively designed to help you engage with a current and important challenge in Australia. If you're up for it - you may also be challenged to go on and solve Australia's largest Challenge...

Many of the criticisms levelled at what we are calling ‘good procurement’ (variously known currently as ‘social procurement’ or ‘social enterprise’) flow from a traditional and narrow understanding of ‘value’ in terms of both input and output.

Is there a way to ‘price in’ the value of the social benefits associated with this model of operation? Maybe we need to fundamentally reassess how we conceive of value? Maybe there needs to be a blended model of social and economic analysis against which we model outcomes. Perhaps the pricing mechanisms associated with social bonds could provide inspiration.

Or is there a solution which draws upon the strengths of purposeful businesses and leverages them to create competitive advantages such that even in a world where the value-capture mechanisms are inadequate, good procurement will thrive?

The Social Procurement Challenge, in partnership with the English Family Foundation, is about finding a new way to address the issues facing Social Procurement in Australia

Is there a way to ‘price in’ the value of the social benefits associated with this model of operation? Maybe we need to fundamentally reassess how we conceive of value? Maybe there needs to be a blended model of social and economic analysis against which we model outcomes. Perhaps the pricing mechanisms associated with social bonds could provide inspiration. Or is there a solution which draws upon the strengths of purposeful businesses and leverages them to create competitive advantages such that even in a world where the value-capture mechanisms are inadequate, good procurement will thrive?

In this 45-minute webinar, which is part four of a four-part series, Eidos CEO, Bruce Muirhead, will facilitate a discussion with Luke Terry, Executive Director of Vanguard Laundry Services, and Lesley Van Schoubroeck, Immediate past Queensland Mental Health Commissioner, who will share insights into their thinking around the challenges and opportunities facing Social Procurement in Australia.


Luke Terry


Luke Terry


Luke is the Executive Director of Vanguard Laundry Services a $6m world-class social enterprise commercial laundry based in Toowoomba, purpose-built to provide jobs and career opportunities for people with an experience of mental illness who struggle to secure work.

Luke Terry was born to run social enterprises. After leaving school he set up his first social enterprise with his sister in a housing estate in Sydney. From there he has worked on many social enterprises both in Australia and the UK. He currently lives in Queensland, where with the Westpac social Change fellowship program he has the vision of creating 20 social enterprises in regional QLD by 2020.


Lesley Van Schoubroeck

Lesley is an independent consultant specialising in public sector governance, integrity and public policy. She has strong interest in equity and wellbeing.

Before leaving the public sector in 2017, Lesley was the inaugural Mental Health Commissioner in Queensland. Previously, she led significant reform initiatives in the Western Australia public sector in central and human service agencies.

Her aim is to continue to use her skills and knowledge from more than 45 years in the public sector to improve the lives of people who do not have the advantages of good health, education and social connections. Her doctorate published as The Lure of Politics: Geoff Gallop’s Government 2001-2006 explores factors impacting on the success of public sector reforms.

Lesley is seen as an authentic and credible leader adept at building constructive professional relationships across wide interest groups. She enjoys mentoring aspiring leaders.



About the Challenge


The human capability to develop solutions to ideas is untapped. We believe in putting our challenges to the crowd to solve the seemingly unsolvable. We also seek to enable individuals to collaborate together to develop even richer solutions.

The Eidos Challenge turns important conversations into action. In a nutshell - we better define the problem, stimulate engagement and actively seek solutions. In June, twenty national leaders tackled and framed the challenge of growing the social enterprise sector. Essentially asking how can social enterprises in Australia be made more capable and able to achieve higher impact?

This Challenge, in partnership with the English Family Foundation, is about finding a new way to answer this question. We are looking for solutions in new places. We are asking you to go beyond single dimensional solutions, to enable you and other innovators to collaborate together to develop richer, multi-dimensional solutions. We are calling for you to submit your idea and high-level business plan to solve this Challenge. If selected you’ll receive a $25,000 contribution and helpful support toward achieving your solution!

Solve the Social Procurement Challenge


The Conversation: Social Procurement from Eidos Institute on Vimeo.

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