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'Sustainable procurement balances the net benefits for both the buyer organisation and broader society'

Sustainable procurement takes a broad view and considers the net benefits for both the buyer organisation and the wider world. It considers the impact of environmental, economic and social factors along with price and quality.

Government organisations of all sizes across Australia are increasingly focused on the value of including Indigenous businesses in their supply chains. Supporting construction industry suppliers that are owned and operated by indigenous Australians can create meaningful economic opportunities for indigenous communities.

Services such as ‘Supply Nation’ allow designers and procurement managers to identify where supply chain opportunities can be leveraged to support indigenous businesses. Supplier diversity has significant and measurable long term business benefits – the research clearly indicates diverse supply chains are more sustainable, flexible and innovative.

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'As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, business as usual will look profoundly different'

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated and amplified the remote work and flexible work trends, and as restrictions continue to ease, “business as usual” will look profoundly different.

The past year has required a rethink and evolution of the traditional workplace to ensure its continued utility in the face of rapid change. We are seeing a shift away from the traditional office design towards flexible workspaces that allow employees to work the way that best suits their needs. Quiet work is being done away from the office, with employees increasingly using the office to collaborate on complex problems.

The office of the future places greater emphasis on collaborative working spaces. Rows of desks are being replaced with flexible arrangements, including hot desks, a range of collaborative work areas, and expanded spaces for employee rest and relaxation.

Workspaces will become central hubs for the exchange of ideas, instead of a place you go to work.

Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General | Office Fitout

Formation Workspaces was engaged by the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General (OOSGG) to provide lead design consultant and office fitout services for the re-development of their workspaces within the Honours Building, located on the grounds of Government House in Canberra. This office interior design and fitout project sought to transform the existing workplace practices of Secretariat staff. Read more

Reconciliation Week 2021 | Our Commitment

2021 marks twenty years of the organisation Reconciliation Australia, and almost three decades of Australia’s formal reconciliation process. Our vision at Formation Workspaces is to meaningfully engage with and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in order to build reciprocal capacity while creating value and opportunities for Indigenous employment and businesses from our project supply chains wherever possible. Read more

ADFA Amenities | Fitout Canberra

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) is a military academy located in the Canberra suburb of Campbell that provides military and tertiary academic education for junior officers of the Australian Defence Force. ADFA engaged Formation Workspaces to redevelop the existing bathroom facilities and kitchenettes in Building 1 of the Campbell precinct. Formation Workspaces proudly provides amenity and education fitout services that support the training and growth of future leaders of Australia. Read more

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