Did you know that hiring NECI helps you meet supplier diversity goals?

If your organization is like most, diversity in supplier selection is a big deal.  Many public bodies, such as the City of Toronto, actually have diversity goals embedded into their corporate policies, and others are quickly moving in that direction.

To assist our clients in meeting their commitment to supplier diversity, we are pleased to announce that NECI has been certified by WBE Canada.  WBE Canada is a non-profit organization, led by corporate members, that certifies firms that are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by women. The organization also partners with governments, women’s business centers and other women’s communities across Canada. Status of Women Canada is a major funder.

From the WBE website:

“Supplier diversity is the strategic business process of corporations reaching out to groups not traditionally included in their supply chains, including women-owned businesses that want to compete for contracts. It means implementing processes to identify, vet and match under-represented suppliers to procurement opportunities and then measuring achievements. Utilizing a supplier base that reflects the growing diversity of Canadian businesses in particular and the population in general makes good business sense.”

So in addition to getting high quality, relevant and specifically-targeted training for your procurement and contracting staff, hiring NECI satisfies stakeholder demands and organizational mandates for increasing supplier diversity. How could it be easier?

Boost the procurement capacity within your organization.

Contact us to learn how you can bring NECI’s Public Sector Procurement Program to your organization.