Experts In Social Procurement Policies: ITBs, GBA+, EDIA
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Samuel Associates Inc.
Samuel Associates provides professional consulting services to businesses in the defence, aerospace, security, and advanced technology industries. One of the areas in which we are particularly successful is helping clients address issues related to Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITBs), GBA+ (Gender-Based Analysis Plus), Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (EDIA). These issues are increasingly important in the federal defence procurement process, and Samuel Associates is well-positioned to help clients navigate this complex policy landscape.
ITBs are an essential aspect of many government contracts, particularly in industries such as defence and aerospace. Essentially, ITBs require that a certain percentage of the contract value be spent on Canadian goods and services, with a focus on research and development, technology transfer, and other related areas. This policy is designed to promote Canada’s domestic industry and innovation, while also ensuring that the government receives value for its investment.
We have extensive experience in helping clients navigate the complex world of ITBs. Our team of Senior Associates have in-depth knowledge of the policy and its requirements, and we work closely with our clients to develop strategies that meet the ITB requirements while also aligning with their broader business objectives and federal government requirements.
GBA+ is an analytical process that considers how different identities (such as gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, etc.) intersect and affect the experiences of individuals and groups used by the federal government to evaluate federal defence procurement bids. Our team of experts is trained in GBA+ analysis and can help clients identify and address issues related to inequality and discrimination.
Equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) are important values in the federal defence procurement process. The Government of Canada has committed to promoting EDIA in all aspects of federal procurement, including defence procurement. This means that companies demonstrating a commitment to EDIA are more likely to win contracts.
Samuel Associates helps clients to ensure that their policies, procedures, and practices promote EDIA. We provide training and support to help clients align their corporate policies to create a more inclusive workplace culture, implement anti-discrimination policies, and ensure their services are accessible to all. By promoting EDIA, organizations can demonstrate their commitment to these values and increase their chances of winning federal defence procurement contracts.
In addition to helping clients with EDIA, Samuel Associates has extensive experience in federal defence procurement. We understand the complexities of the procurement process and can help clients navigate the various regulations, policies, and procedures that govern it. With our EDIA and federal defence procurement expertise, we're well-positioned to help clients win contracts while promoting these important values.
The bottom line: By promoting ITBs, GBA+ and EDIA policies, businesses and organizations can demonstrate their commitment to these values and increase their chances of winning federal defence contracts.