The training above is key to all members to participate in. The purpose is to build a common best practice, identify pilots and start implementing social procurement policies in the community this Fall. This document outlines the process for CCSPI members.
We will be following up directly with members this Fall to make sure we are assisting in your development along this continuum.
CCSPI is available for presentations to councils, upon request. The presentation will be 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 Ejere to schedule a presentation.
Doesn't social procurement apply only to the public sector contracts?
No. Private sector organizations such as construction companies are able to hire barriered employees and give them meaningful work. Larger organizations find that barriered individuals can be a valuable source of employees with training and development leading to long-term work for mutual benefits. Private companies can use the services of social enterprises for catering, landscaping, painting, and many other needed services to complement their main work force.