Effective: December 17, 2009
Responsibility: Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
- Appendix A
- Appendix B
- Appendix C
- Appendix D
- Appendix E
- Appendix F
- Appendix G
- Appendix H
- Appendix I - Guidelines for Social and Economic Development Objectives
- Appendix J - Employee Purchase Plans
The primary objective of the procurement policy is to ensure that the Corporation receives the best value for the goods and services required for its operations and that these goods and services are purchased through open, fair, consistent, cost effective and efficient procurement procedures.
Consistent with the Federal Government of Canada, CBC/Radio-Canada, seeks the optimal balance of benefits to the organization and the Canadian people through its purchases. As part of this approach, CBC/Radio Canada has developed these guidelines for certain social and economic development objectives to be pursued through procurement.
One of the socio-economic development objectives relates to Aboriginal business. Consistent with the Federal Government’s policies and directives, CBC/Radio-Canada wishes to help develop Aboriginal business. To that end, CBC/Radio Canada will provide Aboriginal businesses with greater opportunities to sell their goods and services to CBC/Radio-Canada.
Another socio-economic development pursued through procurement is employment equity. CBC/Radio-Canada is subject to the Employment Equity Act - the purpose of which is to achieve equality in the workplace so that no person shall be denied employment opportunities or benefits for reasons unrelated to ability including women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities (Human Resources Policy No. 2.2.2). CBC/Radio-Canada wishes to extend this obligation to its procurement and contracting practices.
In order to pursue these economic development objectives through its procurement process, CBC/Radio-Canada will apply the following guidelines:
- Aboriginal firms are encouraged to compete for CBC/Radio-Canada’s opportunities for the purchases of goods and/or services; and, CBC/Radio-Canada managers are encouraged, when feasible, to voluntarily earmark opportunities for competition among Aboriginal businesses.
- Companies using best practices in employment equity are encouraged to compete for CBC/Radio‑Canada’s opportunities for the purchases of goods and/or services; employment equity best practices include removing barriers impeding designated groups such as women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities to equal employment opportunities.
- CBC/Radio-Canada will disclose these guidelines in all procurement documents related to multiple bid solicitation (e.g. Request for Proposals).
- Should two or more Proposals obtain the same highest score, based on pre-defined evaluation criteria, CBC/Radio-Canada will favour in the following order:
- the self designated Aboriginal business, or
- the company registered to the Federal Contractors Program for Employment Equity or any recognised equivalent program.
- CBC/Radio-Canada will produce an annual report on occurrences when contracts were awarded to Aboriginal businesses, those businesses being registered in the Aboriginal Business Directory maintained by Industry Canada.
CBC/Radio-Canada management is aware that several suppliers provide price discounts to CBC/Radio-Canada employees for the purchase of their goods or services for personal use. These programs are often referred to as “Employee Purchase Plans” and are offered by suppliers whether they currently deal with CBC/Radio-Canada or not. This practice is ultimately between the suppliers, whether they currently deal with CBC/Radio-Canada or not, and the employees. It should be noted that CBC/Radio-Canada does not in any way endorse such programs. Furthermore, these programs must never be considered in any way when selecting suppliers for CBC/Radio-Canada in compliance with CBC/Radio-Canada’s Procurement Policy. Furthermore, suppliers are prohibited from promoting these programs using CBC/Radio-Canada’s resources such as e-mails and Portal.