Strategies and initiatives

Innovative strategies and initiatives to support procurement modernization and make it easier to do business with government.

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The Province launched the BC Procurement Strategy in 2018 as its commitment to make it easier to do business with government.

A number of procurement initiatives fall under the Procurement Strategy:

BC Bid

  • BC Bid is a modern online marketplace where public sector organizations advertise contract opportunities for a wide range of goods, services, and construction.
  • BC Bid is now in a cycle of continuous improvement. Learn more about BC Bid change requests.

Guidelines for environmentally responsible procurement

  • Procurement guidelines designed to encourage ministries to consider environmentally responsible products and services as part of their purchasing decisions.

Indigenous procurement

  • Aims to create culturally appropriate procurement practices, an Indigenous-specific procurement strategy, and help build capacity for Indigenous businesses and communities and government employees.

Social purchasing

  • Guidelines for ministry buyers considering social impact in procurements.

Sprint With Us and Code With Us

  • The Digital Marketplace is a new platform that aims to build an ecosystem of innovation and collaboration between tech entrepreneurs and the BC public sector.

Procurement Concierge Program

  • The Procurement Concierge Program matches suppliers with innovative ideas and potential public sector buyers by enabling the exchange of information and ideas between them.