Training

Training is available free-of-charge to member organizations.

Social Procurement for Non Profits and Social Enterprises

Social procurement is public and government procurement that integrates social and community well being. All levels of government are beginning to implement social procurement policies and practices. For non profits and social enterprises, this presents an opportunity for revenues— note- this is not about grants! This session will demystify social procurement, what it is and is not, how social procurement is gaining traction on Vancouver Island and the Coast, and how to prepare for upcoming social procurement opportunities. 

Facilitated by Kristi Fairholm Mader

Free

November 14, 2019

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

For non-profits and social enterprise

Nanaimo, BC

Social Procurement for Local Businesses

Social procurement is a shift from ‘lowest price’ to ‘value that integrates social benefits’. This session will demystify social procurement, talk about what it is and is not, and outline different social procurement policies and processes. There will be examples shared from other communities and an opportunity for questions and answers. 

Facilitated by Kristi Fairholm Mader

Free

November 14, 2019

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

For local businesses

Nanaimo, BC

Social Procurement 201

For communities that have taken SP 101 or are already implementing social procurement, SP 201 is the next step. SP 201 will delve deeper into social procurement policies– development, review and best practices—, building a social value menu, aligning to strategic plans, and identifying 3 initial pilots to implement. At the end of SP 201, participants will have a plan for testing and piloting social procurement in your community. This would be an all day training event.

Facilitated by Larry Berglund

Non-Member Cost: $800

November 15, 2019

9:30 AM- 4:30 PM

For local governments

Campbell River, BC

Webinar- Drafting a Social Procurement RFP

This webinar will outline the step by step process or framework to writing an RFP,  how to draft an RFP for services with defined social procurement outcomes, applicable RFP clauses, supplier response to social procurement criteria and how to measure outcomes.

 

by Larry Berglund

Non-Member Cost: $70

November 26, 2019

10:00 AM- 10:30 AM

Social Procurement for Non-Profits and Social Enterprises

Social procurement is public and government procurement that integrates social and community well being. All levels of government are beginning to implement social procurement policies and practices. For non profits and social enterprises, this presents an opportunity for revenues— note- this is not about grants! This session will demystify social procurement, what it is and is not, how social procurement is gaining traction on Vancouver Island and the Coast, and how to prepare for upcoming social procurement opportunities. 

Facilitated by Kristi Fairholm Mader

November 27, 2019

10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

For non profits and social enterprises

Campbell River, BC

Social Procurement for Local Businesses

Social procurement is a shift from ‘lowest price’ to ‘value that integrates social benefits’. This session will demystify social procurement, talk about what it is and is not, and outline different social procurement policies and processes. There will be examples shared from other communities and an opportunity for questions and answers. 

Facilitated by Kristi Fairholm Mader

Free

November 27, 2019

1:30 PM- 3:30 PM

For local businesses

Campbell River, BC

Social Procurement 101

This 4-hour training session will provide an overview of the best practices, policies and tools to advance social procurement within your local government and community context. The session will utilize lecture, discussion and interactive activities to outline what social procurement is (and what it isn’t), to differentiate between social procurement and other procurement strategies and to give a complete introduction to Social Procurement.

Non-members Cost – $450

December 11, 2019

12:00 PM- 4:00 PM

For local governments

Powell River, BC

Social Procurement 201

For communities that have taken SP 101 or are already implementing social procurement, SP 201 is the next step. SP 201 will delve deeper into social procurement policies– development, review and best practices—, building a social value menu, aligning to strategic plans, and identifying 3 initial pilots to implement. At the end of SP 201, participants will have a plan for testing and piloting social procurement in your community. This would be an all day training event.

Non-Member Cost: $800

December 12, 2019

08:30 AM- 3:00 PM

For local governments

Powell River, BC

Social Procurement for Local Businesses

All levels of governments are increasingly integrating social procurement into their bid requirements. This session will explain what businesses can expect while integrating social procurement, share stories and examples of how social procurement is being implemented, and outline upcoming opportunities. This session is best suited to goods and services suppliers that are interested in bidding on or have government contracts, and/or are suppliers to larger government contractors.

Facilitated by Kristi Fairholm Mader

January 21, 2020

12:00 pm -1:00 pm

For local businesses

Duncan, BC.