The City of Winnipeg’s draft social procurement framework that was shared with its stakeholder working group needs some work yet, the MHCA’s submission to the City administration suggests.
“We believe the framework should set out the ultimate goals of any social procurement policy, and that the details on how those goals are met need to be part of an action plan,” MHCA President Chris Lorenc said. “The details of that action plan will require serious consideration and input of industry and the social enterprise groups that comprise the working group.”
The City is working on a social procurement policy that will help to spread benefits of the total value of its annual procurement, including in services and construction tenders, to groups within the community that are under-represented in the labour force or in the economy generally.
The working group has been engaged in the policy and framework formation, with a goal of returning the proposal to City Council’s Executive Policy Committee by the end of the year.