The British Columbia Social Procurement Initiative (BCSPI) helps local governments and institutional purchasers turn their procurement dollars into achievable and measurable community benefits

Read BCSPI's first Annual Impact Report to learn how our members are turning public spending into measurable community benefits

Read BCSPI's first Annual Impact Report to learn how our members are turning public spending into measurable community benefits

Learn About BCSPI Membership

Local governments & public sector purchasers can join BCSPI's collaborative social procurement learning and implementation model

BCSPI provides training, resources and support to implement social procurement as a key COVID-19 recovery strategy

BCSPI provides training, resources and support to implement social procurement as a key COVID-19 recovery strategy

Local Governments

Integrate full social value into your procurement process

Institutional Purchasers

Convert your purchasing dollars into local community benefit

Suppliers & Contractors

Get "procurement ready" to deliver great value and social impact

BCSPI members get access to training, expert knowledge and best practices to generate social, economic and environmental value from their existing purchasing

BCSPI members have access to resources, experts and leading best practices in order to generate social, economic and environmental value through their procurement spend

BCSPI Member Story

Tofino: Unbundling for Local Benefit

See how the District of Tofino unbundled a large construction project to include local contractors & provide community employment benefits

BCSPI Member Story

City of Victoria: Small Spends for Community Benefit

The City of Victoria is using corporate credit card spending as a first step to integrating community benefit across the organization - find out how!

BCSPI Member Story

Comox Valley Regional District: Keeping It Simple

Read about how Comox Valley's water treatment plant project created significant local employment opportunities for people facing barriers

Every purchase has an economic, environmental and social impact. When we focus on "best value for money" procurement becomes a tool for building healthy communities

Every purchase has an economic, environmental and social impact. When we focus on "best value for money" procurement becomes a tool for building healthy communities

Participating Governments & Organizations

Territorial Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the offices of BCSPI's four delivery partners are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples– specifically the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwəta/ Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations, the Katzie, Semiahmoo and Kwantlen Nations, the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples, now known as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations, and the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples.

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