by Clayton



The BC First Nations Business Development Association (FNBDA) can announce that it has recently signed a Partnership Agreement with Procurement Assistance Canada and Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) (Pacific Region).

As we are all aware, the Federal Government has committed to procuring 5% of its annual procurement of goods and services to Indigenous suppliers. To better enable this, the PSPC and the FNBDA are committed to working together to further establish the FNBDA to advance the FNBDA Procurement Office to support BC First Nations.

Recent research undertaken by the FNBDA showed that current levels of Indigenous procurement in BC far less than the stated target, and that new approaches, structures and processes are required to meet and exceed the stated goal.

The FNBDA will be working PSPC to engage and coordinate with all Federal agencies in BC, to make connections between them and BC First Nations from across the province.  The FNBDA also has a focus to meet and engage with key industry representatives to enable partnerships with its members.

Both parties are excited about the change and progress that this initial 2 year Partnership Agreement will bring to further enable economic reconciliation in BC.

To learn more about this exciting new partnership please contact Michael Bonshor, Managing Director of the FNBDA at


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