A guide to social procurement

Date: 
Monday, November 26, 2018
Category: 
Publication
Publisher: 
Buy Social Canada

Title: A guide to social procurement
Year: 2018
Publisher: Buy Social Canada
Author: David LePage, Maija Fiorante, Nicole Hanbury


Summary (from the Canadian CED Network webpage)

This guidebook is an introduction to the why, what, and how of social procurement in Canada.

It is written 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.

It includes relevant worksheets and exercises to guide you through the implementation process for your specific organization, whether you are a non-profit, a corporation, a small business, an anchor institution, or any level of government. To supplement the core material in this guidebook, it has included several real examples of emerging policy and practice, as well as case studies of social enterprises, social purchasing, and community benefit agreements.

While it encourages you to read the guidebook from start to finish, each chapter is designed to be able to stand alone. Feel free to peruse the chapters that are most interesting and pertinent to you and your organization. You will find all worksheets referred to in the text at the end of each chapter.