Training

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

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

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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

ALL SPACES ARE FULL

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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.