Procurement for Community Well-Being

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

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

Social Procurement for COVID-19 Recovery

British Columbia Social Procurement Initiative (BCSPI) provides the training, resources and support to implement social procurement effectively as a key part of COVID-19 recovery planning.

Social Procurement for COVID-19 Recovery

British Columbia Social Procurement Initiative (BCSPI) provides the training, resources and support to implement social procurement effectively as a key part of COVID-19 recovery planning.

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

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

Why Social Procurement?

"Every purchase has an economic, environmental and social impact. When we focus on ‘best value for money’ procurement is much more than a financial transaction. Procurement becomes a tool for building healthy communities."

David Le Page, Buy Social Canada

Why Social Procurement?

"Every purchase has an economic, environmental and social impact. When we focus on ‘best value for money’ procurement is much more than a financial transaction. Procurement becomes a tool for building healthy communities."

David Le Page, Buy Social Canada

Participating Governments & Organizations

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