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

Community Employment Benefits- a local example.

Scott Hainsworth from Comox Regional Valley District will share their recent experience in integrating Community Employment Benefits into an infrastructure RFP. David LePage, Buy Social, will augment Scott’s experience with other examples and general best practices.


Facilitated by David LePage and Scott Hainsworth

Non-Member cost – $70

February 12, 2020

2:00 PM -3:00 PM



Construction Work Under $250K with Social Procurement Values

This Webinar will explain the new draft RFQ for Social Procurement projects under $250K. Webinar Contents;

  • Drafting an Request for Qualifications for construction and infrastructure projects under $250 K with social values
  • Overview of RF Qualification Process
  • The Social procurement guide for construction-related projects
  • Two step model with Shortlisting of Contractors
  • Social value clauses and language
  • Social value supply chain options
  • Use of CCDC qualification statements
  • Insertion of social procurement criteria and scoring
  • Construction service categories


Non-Member cost $70

February 20, 2020

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM



SP 301: Social Procurement Implementation for Projects Under $250K

SP 301 builds on previous 101 & 201 training. This full day session will focus on the ‘under $250K’ spending thresholds and explore:

  • methodologies for achieving local objectives through social procurement (RFx, project objectives, bid criteria and evaluation processes, project monitoring and evaluation, RACi)
  • spending threshold and unbundling projects
  • Identify, engage and mobilize social value supply chains
  • key capacities for internal (staff) and external (consultants) resources
  • communications and change management

SP 301 will be focused on goods and services, direct awards and construction under $200K. SP 401 will look at infrastructure and large projects– date TBA. 


Non-Member cost $450

April 09, 2020

09:30 AM – 04:00 PM


Comox Valley, BC.