To be introduced by Laura Mercer, Director, Finance.
Purpose: To provide Council with information with respect to the review of the City of Nanaimo Procurement Policy with proposed enhancements to the social, environmental, and ethical aspects.
Recommendation: That the Finance and Audit Committee recommend that Council provide direction on what option they would like to undertake regarding the review of the Procurement Policy.
- That Council direct Staff to undertake the planned review of the Procurement Policy with an increased focus on social, environmental and ethical elements for City purchases that specifically align with the desired outcomes of the Strategic Plan; or,
- That Council direct Staff to undertake the planned review of the Procurement Policy only; or,
- That Council direct Staff to take no action at this time other than to maintain the current inclusion of applicable elements of sustainable procurement in accordance with Article 8 - Sustainable Procurement of the current Procurement Policy.