Request For Expressions of Interest
RFI - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION - SOCIAL PROCUREMENT FRAMEWORK
Questions & Answers
All queries related to this RFI should be submitted by email in writing to:
[Please specify bid number, bid title and purchasing agent's name when sending email.]
Questions will be accepted, and answers posted, ONLY IF they are submitted in writing five working days prior to the bid closing date
CLOSING DATE & TIME
3:00:00 pm (Local Vancouver Time), Friday, November 30, 2018
SUBMIT A RESPONSE
All responses related to this RFI must be submitted only online at:
Submissions received after the closing time may be returned unopened.
Fax submission will not be accepted.
Please visit our Bidding Procedures page for additional information.
General Description of Requirement
This request for information (RFI) is for information purposes only.
This is not a request for quotation (RFQ) or proposal (RFP). Responses received will not be evaluated or ranked, nor used to screen, pre-qualify, or select social enterprises for any future solicitations.
A social value business, also referred to as a “diverse supplier,” is based on a certification and have a majority ownership or control by an under-represented, marginalized, or equity-seeking population.
These populations may be represented by, but are not limited to, non-profit (social enterprise), women, Indigenous Peoples, cooperatives, ethno-cultural (minorities, newcomers, or immigrants), persons with disabilities, or LGBTQ+ persons.
The objective of Social Value Procurement is to leverage resources & relationships that:
-Increase economic opportunities
-Diversify the Supply Chain: promote social value business that have a recognized certification and/or are owned/controlled by an equity seeking population (including but not limited to nonprofits/coops, women, Indigenous persons, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+)
-Improve economic independence and capacities
-Promote workforce diversity – underemployed, unemployed, under-represented groups
-Advance inclusion, reconciliation, equity and diversity
Please refer to the pdf below regarding Social Value Procurement Framework for full details of this RFI. You may also visit the link below for further information.
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Downloading the Document
Proponents must not electronically alter any portion of downloaded documents with the exception of adding the information requested. To do so will invalidate your bid.
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SOCIAL VALUE PROCUREMENT BACKGROUNDER, FAQ AND MYTHS
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