Understanding the Emerging Trend and Role of Social Procurement in Supply Chain and Infrastructure Projects

Date: Wed, April 18, 2018
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM - Dinner
                    6:00 - 8:00 PM - Keynote          

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, 791 West Georgia St. (Pavillon I & II)

Cost: $45 Members (must login to receive member discount)
  $60 Non-Members
  $70 Late Registration (Late Registration fee starts on April 16)

 

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Salad: Arugula Creamed Goat Cheese, Candied Pecans, Roasted Beets, Sherry Vinaigrette
MainBraised Beef Short Rib, Confit Tomato, Crimini Mushroom, Grana Padano, Crispy Focaccia
Dessert: Not Terry's Chocolate Orange, Chocolate Cake, Orange Confit, Chocolate Mousse, Orange Sable

 

 

2 PDUs available - 2 Strategic and Business Management

 

About this session

Social Procurement is the latest trend and movement in government policy, and in institutional and corporate buying.  Social Procurement is being recognized as a tool to enhance Corporate Social Responsibility practices and to leverage a social value through existing buying while maximizing financial value. The presentation will begin with Alisha Maxfield, Manager of Community Engagement and Western Canada Contact from Buy Social Canada, to share about the what, why, and how of Social Procurement and will explore the following key objectives:

  • What is social procurement, the evolution of procurement, and how social procurement differs from standard procurement practices?
  • Why social procurement benefits the health of our communities and creates an inclusive economy; social procurement processes and how to embed it into operations and best practices
  • How to navigate the barriers of procurement, while including a social component and maximizing financial value; assessing institutional supply chains and contract opportunities to identify how you can add a social value and achieve community benefit goals through procurement
  • Samples of successful social procurement case studies across Canada and within BC.  Dylan Goggs from CleanStart, a local social enterprise, will share the story of how social procurement has resulted in the growth of his organization, and how institutions can begin to incorporate social enterprises, such as CleanStart to their supply chain, while still receiving quality goods and services, but with the added social value.
  • Implementation steps and guidelines to adjust procurement practices, and gain a greater understanding of Community Benefit Agreements and how social procurement can be a key driver to reach targeted community benefits

The presentation will also offer practitioners the chance to test their knowledge and complete worksheets that will include the following:

  • Identify measurable social procurement goals
  • Identify purchasing opportunities
  • How to embed social procurement targets in RFPS
  • Determine the weight and criteria of social purchasing opportunities
  • Bid requests and selection processes
  • Community Benefit Agreement processes and how to include social procurement in each phase of a project

 

Presenters

Alisha Maxfield and Dylan Goggs      

Alisha head shot 2016Alisha Maxfield has worked in community engagement and outreach for nearly a decade. She has worked extensively with Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside population, previously working as a frontline social service worker and to this day remains a casual staff with Coast Mental Health Foundation’s Community Homes.

Through Alisha’s frontline work, she has gained a deeper understanding of the complexities of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside population, as well as the systems and policies that benefit and or negatively affect people in poverty.  She has dedicated her career to working collaboratively with the community to collectively foster a vibrant and inclusive local economy where all residents can prosper and live full and rewarding lives.

 

headshot DGDylan Goggs is a social entrepreneur and is the founder of 3 leading social brands. Simpson Society, CleanStart BC and Escape to Nature ~ A Supportive Employment Initiative. He is passionate about developing opportunities for people who have barriers to mainstream employment.

Dylan is originally from the UK and moved to Vancouver with his family in 2004. He brought with him his business and sales expertise which has allowed him to succeed in a city as competitive as Vancouver. Once arriving, Dylan received his MCS from UBC while at the same time volunteering in the Downtown Eastside to see where he could help make a difference in his new community. 

 

Event Properties

Event Date 04-18-2018 5:00 pm
Event End Date 04-18-2018 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 02-23-2018 10:00 pm
Cut off date 04-18-2018 12:00 pm
Individual Price $60.00
Late Fee $10.00(From 04-16-2018)
Location
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
791 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4, Canada
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
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