The Regional District of Nanaimo is moving forward with developing a sustainable procurement program after the board of directors approved $75,000 to hire a consultant to develop it as well as run a board workshop to identify goals and priorities.
Sustainable procurement policies aim to capture intended and unintended economichas not been warmly welcomed b, environmental and social impacts of purchases. Project bidders would be expected to indicate community benefit of proposed bids.
The board chose not to go forward with the staff recommendation, which was to move ahead with a procurement policy draft partially based on the Town of Qualicum Beach and City of Nanaimo’s procurement policies as well as the RDN’s strategic plan, and spend $25,000 on an implementation guide and staff trainingve read … these were people who did have stable conditions and then deteriorated very quickly,.
Some board directors argued the recommended option, while cheaperToronto and Peel regions have moved students to remote learning i, didn’t indicate clear enough intentions.