Social Procurement Resources
Guide to Social Procurement
Buy Social Canada’s Guide To Social Procurement is an introduction to the why, what, and how of social procurement in Canada. It was developed by Buy Social Canada for several audiences: organizations taking the necessary steps towards social procurement implementation; others considering whether to or how to integrate social value into their current procurement practices; or simply those curious about social procurement more generally.
Guide to Social Procurement in Construction and Infrastructure Projects
Buy Social Canada’s Guide to Social Procurement in Construction and Infrastructure Projects outlines a path to increase the success of construction-based social procurement. The same process and guidelines in this guide can be applied to the requirements of Infrastructure Canada’s Community Employment Benefit requirements.
Supplier Guide to Social Procurement
Buy Social Canada’s Supplier Guide flips the perspective of the existing demand-side Guide to Social Procurement to the supply-side. 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 become ready for social procurement opportunities.
Social Value Menu for Goods & Services
Buy Social Canada’s Social Value Menu for Goods and Services can help design, evaluate and implement the inclusion of a social value into the procurement process.
This menu is for people purchasing goods and services for institutions, governments, businesses and non-profit organizations and can help with learning how to integrate social value considerations into the bid process.
Social Value Menu - Community Employment Benefit Templates for Implementation
Buy Social Canada’s Social Value Menu (CEB) can provide guidance on the implementation of the Community Employment Benefits (CEB) Initiative which apply to infrastructure projects receiving funding under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, with a requirement to identify and implement employment and procurement community benefits throughout the project.
For more information on the projects that the CEB Initiative applies to and the initiative requirements see the Infrastructure Canada Community Employment Benefits General Guidance.
Social Value Menu – Community Benefit Agreements Templates for Implementation
Buy Social Canada’s Social Value Menu (CBA) can help design, evaluate and implement a social value into the procurement process into your procurement process for infrastructure, construction and development projects.
Procurement, Resilient Economies and COVID-19
This special webinar, presented by David LePage of Buy Social Canada and Rory Kulmala of the Vancouver Island Construction Association, outlines how social procurement approaches can support local COVID-19-related adaptation and recovery efforts.
Good Practices, Verified and Amplified
Curious about living wage and other ‘social good’ certifications?
This webinar provides an overview to key certifications like Living Wage, Buy Social, BCorp and Fair Trade, as both a way for local governments to identify social value suppliers as well as a way to incorporate these practices into their own operations.
Please note: The ideas, opinions, and suggestions expressed by the facilitators, and all related materials provided, do not constitute legal advice and are intended to promote best practices in procurement related to social procurement values and outcomes only. Legal advice required should be obtained from an external lawyer or your organizational counsel.