Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Report

Social Procurement (Supply Chain Management)

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Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. Social Procurement Presentation

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1.                  THAT Administration continue to engage locally, including but not limited to, the Fort McMurray Construction Association, the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce, and the Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association, to assist in the development of a social procurement program, including the processes and policies, questionnaire, and other related criteria, in advance of any policy amendments being provided to Council for consideration.

2.                  THAT Administration be directed to bring forward a Council Procurement Policy inclusive of Social Procurement no later than Q1 2022.

3.                  THAT Administration be directed to bring forward for Council’s consideration an Indigenous Procurement Policy and consult with Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association and Indigenous businesses for this purpose with a target date to be brought before Council no later than Q1 2022.

Meeting History

Jul 6, 2021 12:00 PM Video Council Meeting

Rachel Orser, Director, Supply Chain Management, provided a presentation on social procurement in the Region, noting that implementing a program reinforcing social procurement is a valuable tool for building healthy communities and that further engagement with stakeholders should occur to ensure the program meets the overall objectives.

Registered Delegates:

Michelle Toner, Executive Director, Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association, encouraged Council to reconsider passing the recommendations brought forward by Councillor J. Stroud on June 8, in addition to the recommendations presented tonight.

Dianna de Sousa, Executive Director, Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce, spoke in support of moving forward with the recommendation as quickly as possible.

Written Submission:

Administration read into the record a submission from Keith Plowman, President, Fort McMurray Construction Association, raising concern with the proposed timelines identified in the recommendations.

Councillor M. Allen put forward the following recommendation for consideration:

“THAT Administration continue to engage locally, including but not limited to, the Fort McMurray Construction Association, the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce, and the Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association, to assist in the development of a social procurement program, including the processes and policies, questionnaire, and other related criteria, in advance of any policy amendments being provided to Council for consideration;

THAT Administration be directed to bring forward a Council Procurement Policy inclusive of Social Procurement no later than Q1 2022; and

THAT Administration be directed to bring forward for Council’s consideration an Indigenous Procurement Policy and consult with Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association and Indigenous businesses for this purpose with a target date to be brought before Council no later than Q1 2022.”

Mayor D. Scott proposed a friendly amendment to change the dates in recommendations 2 and 3 from “Q1 2022” to “with a target date of September 1, 2021”. Councillor M. Allen accepted the friendly amendment with the understanding that an extension would be granted should it be required.

RESULT:CARRIED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Mike Allen, Councillor
SECONDER:Bruce Inglis, Councillor
FOR:Don Scott, Mike Allen, Bruce Inglis, Sheila Lalonde, Phil Meagher, Verna Murphy, Jeff Peddle, Jane Stroud, Claris Voyageur
ABSENT:Krista Balsom, Keith McGrath