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December 2020 News & Updates

CCSPI Nominated as one of Canada’s Top 100 Recovery Projects

Future Of Good

CCSPI has been selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Recovery Projects by Future of Good, recognizing CCSPI as a program helping communities not just return to normal, but build back better for a thriving decade. 

“We’re thrilled that CCSPI has been selected as a top recovery project,” said Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, CCSPI Co-Chair. “We began this initiative in 2016 to improve the health of our communities and the strength of our economies by changing the culture of public sector procurement. This work is now more important than ever.”

Check out the full list of nominated projects here.

Join the Impact Measurement Conversation

Join CCSPI and Royal Roads University for an interactive conversation on December 15 to discuss shared experiences and inform the development of  a region-wide impact measurement framework.

Measuring What Matters - A Regional Approach to Impact Measurement is a free, interactive session session intended for procurement, social and sustainability practice and policy staff in the Coastal Communities region that will help shape how we measure impact as a region. The session will explore what is already being measured, what is missing, trends in social procurement and related opportunities and challenges.

Register Now

Buy Social Canada Releases the Supplier Guide to Social Procurement

This new resource flips the perspective of the existing demand-side Guide to Social Procurement to the supply-side and can be shared with social value vendors and suppliers to help them begin to understand how to respond to procurement opportunities.

Following the social procurement user journey of Learn, Identify Opportunities, Discover, Respond and Deliver the Supplier Guide can help social value suppliers learn the ins and outs of social procurement. The Supplier Guide includes fillable pdfs and worksheets to help suppliers become ready for social procurement opportunities.
Download Your Copy Here

Social Procurement News & Resources

Local Example: City of Surrey Pre-Qualification includes Community Employment Benefits

The City of Surrey added community employment benefit requirements to a pre-qualification of contractors for various works including dyke improvements, instream works, and construction of stormwater detention facilities.

Because the project(s) received funding from Federal programs, respondents were required to meet the Government of Canada’s requirements for Community Employment Benefits as well as being either a small, medium, or social enterprise or subcontracting a percentage of the work to small, medium, or social enterprises.

Don't forget - CCSPI members can access this and other social procurement policy examples in the member area of the CCSPI website.

Read the Pre-Qualification Document

Article: Can Public Procurement Bring Socio-economic Empowerment Policies Into Implementation?

This article by Nazaneen Ismail Ali, published by the World Bank takes a global look at how literally trillions of dollars in global government procurement(13% of global GDP!) can help to advance sustainability and achieve socio-economic benefits and development outcomes.

Read the Full Article

Social Procurement Resources & Case Studies: Coventry, UK

This fantastic set of resources, courtesy of Coventry, UK contains a social value policy, social value toolkit, slides from a social value presentation and a number helpful case studies.

Did you know? - CCSPI has its own set of sample templates including social procurement policy, RFP, RFQ and more. CCSPI members can access this content in the member area of the CCSPI website.

Access the Resources
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