Around Town: Cumberland Adopts Social Procurement Framework
The Village of Cumberland has passed a motion to implement social impact purchasing, making the Village the first municipality in British Columbia to leverage existing spending to improve social outcomes in the community.
“Council is aware of the positive impact we can make through our purchasing practices,” said Mayor Leslie Baird. “That’s why we included social procurement purchasing as a strategic priority for the municipality, and why we’ve approved the Social Procurement Framework.”
By passing the Social Procurement Framework the Village of Cumberland is working to build a stronger local economy, to increase diversity among government suppliers, and to improve access for micro, small business and social enterprises to government contracts.
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