Welcome to the Social Enterprise Procurement Certificate. This learning path will lead you through all the courses you need to complete the certificate.
The Policy and Practise of Creating Social Value from Existing Purchasing - Social Procurement adds social value to existing purchases and infrastructure investments, leveraging the purchase and its effects to create increased social value. Through the social procurement accelerated certificate you will learn about social purchasing and community benefit agreements, how to develop an appropriate policy framework, engage stakeholders in program design, draft criteria to evaluate purchases and measure impact.
Designed for the buyers of social value products and services, this certificate enables procurement staff of municipal, provincial and federal government, universities and hospitals, and private companies to make the changes in their existing purchasing practises to better reflect their unique social values.
Participants will enhance their knowledge and professional ability in seven key areas:
- Describe what social enterprises are, their market role, and the contributions they make to local economies and communities
- Understand and define what social procurement is, its purpose and role in community economic development, and key barriers and opportunities
- Understand the role and identifying opportunities for social purchasing in an existing supply chain process
- Understand how to design a social purchasing policy, develop a process, and evaluate a system
- Understand how to design, implement and evaluate a Community Benefit Agreement
- Design of monitoring and evaluation options to access and measure social impacts
- How to apply the social procurement model in a case study
By completing this learning path, you will attain the certificate Course Completion Certificate
Last Updated: February 15, 2019
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