CCSPI will like to encourage members to schedule consultations before or after their CCSPI trainings. In the New Year, CCSPI will be conducting 'check-ins' and individual consultations with each member organization and community. Teri will be reaching out to member contacts over the next few weeks to schedule dates and times.
Buying Everything From A-Z from whom? -by Larry Berglund
Wouldn’t it be great if you could buy everything you need from just one supplier? Only one contract to manage, only one invoice to pay a month, only one relationship to manage, only one performance to monitor … the nirvana of procurement. But what if it isn’t…?
Have you had the chance to look through the resources drive accessed through the membership portal? There are tons of valuable resources, tools and templates, plus folders for each member community that have a social procurement or purchasing policy, and related RFx.
Contact Teri if you are having trouble accessing the drive-- it is a wealth of information!
Local Businesses generate 4.6x more revenue
LOCO BC has just released its 2019 study on local retailers and restaurants' impact on local economies. Some points of interest:
Independent businesses recirculate up to 4.6 times more revenue in the local economy than multinationals
Independent businesses donate up to 24 times more per dollar of revenue to local charities than multinationals
CCSPI is available for presentations to councils, upon request. The presentation provides a high level overview of what social procurement is and is not and how social procurement can be most effectively implemented with examples provided. Contact Teri to schedule a presentation.