Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.23
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Nova Scotia Community College
OP-15: Inclusive and Local Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Kevin Cameron
Manager, Procurement
Financial Services
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated intent to support disadvantaged businesses, social enterprises, and/or local community-based businesses?:
Yes

A copy of the policy, guidelines or directive governing inclusive and local purchasing:
The policy, guidelines or directive governing inclusive and local purchasing:

Nova Scotia Preference
In order to support the local economy, Nova Scotia Community College may apply a preference for goods up to and including $10,000 (excluding taxes), which are manufactured, or produced in Nova Scotia, when it is determined to be in the best interest for the Province of Nova Scotia. This guideline has been established to support the principles of public procurement and buy local initiatives in Nova Scotia which support Nova Scotia small businesses and communities.

3.1.5 Nova Scotia Vendors
Since not all provincial jurisdictions are prepared to provide reciprocal access to goods, services, or construction requirements, valued at less than Agreement on Internal Trade thresholds; the principles of fairness demand that Nova Scotia Community College reserve the right to apply comparable limitations on access.
Nova Scotia Community College reserves the right to accept or reject, consider, and evaluate submissions from other jurisdictions on the same basis that the purchasing authorities in those jurisdictions would treat a Nova Scotia supplier for a similar requirement. Out of province suppliers who choose to respond to an opportunity would do so with the understanding that their submission may be rejected due to the practices of their home province. The College may consider, at their sole discretion, and accept a submission from a non-reciprocating provincial jurisdiction if it offers the “best overall value” to the College.

Atlantic Vendors
The Atlantic Canadian provinces are committed to providing fair and reciprocal access to business opportunities and to ensuring that the supplier community receives fair treatment in their dealings elsewhere in Canada. Based on the principles of the Atlantic Procurement Agreement, and in the same context as outlined above, the College may reject a submission from a non-reciprocating provincial jurisdiction valued at less than Agreement on Internal Trade thresholds in favor of another Atlantic Provinces bidder.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (inclusive and local expenditures)?:
No

The percentage of total purchases from disadvantaged businesses, social enterprises and/or local community-based businesses:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s inclusive and local purchasing policies and/or program is available:
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