Training

Training is available free-of-charge to member organizations through the membership portal.

SP 301: Social Procurement Implementation of Construction Projects Under ~$250K

SP 301 builds on previous 101 & 201 training. This full day session will focus on ‘construction 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
  • how to identify, engage and mobilize social value supply chains
  • key capacities for internal (staff) and external (consultants) resources
  • communications and change management

This session will be facilitated by Larry Berglund & Rory Kulmala.

Non-Member cost $450

April 09, 2020

09:30 AM – 03:00 PM

09:30 AM – 03:00 PM

Comox Valley, BC

$450

Please note: We are monitoring the quickly evolving landscape in response to COVID-19. We are still accepting registrations for this training session, and will incorporate an online option regardless whether we go ahead with an in person training or not. We will confirm with participants one week in advance if the session will be both in person and online, or online exclusively.

Social Procurement for Non Profits, Social Enterprises & Local Business

All levels of governments are increasingly integrating social procurement into their bid requirements. This session will:

  • explain what businesses can expect
  • share stories and examples of how social procurement is being implemented
  • outline upcoming opportunities

This training 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.

The free session will be facilitated by Kristi Fairholm Mader.

April 23, 2020

02:30 PM – 04:30 PM

Comox Valley, BC

FREE

Please note: We are monitoring the quickly evolving landscape in response to COVID-19. We are still accepting registrations for this training session, and will incorporate an online option regardless whether we go ahead with an in person training or not. We will confirm with participants one week in advance if the session will be both in person and online, or online exclusively.