Procurement & Indigenous Partnerships

Procurement & Indigenous Partnerships


This session is both an examination of the procurement policies that can be used by contractors internally, as well as the types of procurement options negotiated between a project proponent and Indigenous community – for which the prime contractor is responsible to implement.

This session aims to provide companies with options for consideration in advance of the bidding process.

In this 1.5-hour session, we will cover the following: 

  • Introduction – Constitutional & Regulatory Landscape
    • Current requirements
    • Changing the face of Corporate Engagement
  • Considerations for Indigenous procurement policy
    • Long-term v. short-term
    • The targeted Nations
  • Procurement options
    • Types of economic relationships
    • Tendering options
    • Prioritizing communities
    • Language & Weighting
  • Fostering the relationship with Economic Development Corporations
    • Building their capacity
    • Regular interactions
    • Preparing in advance
    • Examples

At the end of the session, there will be a short Q&A session with the presenters.  If you would like to pre-submit your questions, please send them to


Delivery Method: Virtual Session – Zoom Webinar

Course Fee Includes: Access to the course, course materials, and a digital certificate upon completion. 


There are no prerequisites for this course. 

Technical Requirements

  1. Computer or laptop 

    • This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cellphones may not be adequate. 

    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS  

  1. Internet connection - For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. Minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.  

  1. A quiet space with minimal distractions - microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.    

  1. Comfortable chair