EC6 Proportion of Spending on Locally-Based Suppliers

Percentage

F2008

F2009

F2010

F2011

British Columbia

71

63

61

62

Other Locations

28

35

38

38

Unidentified Locations

1

2

1

0

Total

100

100

100

100



Data includes PO's, LPO's, and Pcard/Visa spend. Locations are based on vendors address. Other locations are for addresses outside of British Columbia and unidentified locations indicates no address information was available.

BC Hydro's procurement processes are open to all bidders and follow a fair and transparent process with bids being issued on BC Bid. In addition, BC Hydro is required to conform to the provisions of the Agreement on Internal Trade, which covers all Provinces in Canada, and the New West Economic Partnership Agreement between British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Both of these agreements prevent BC Hydro from providing a preference to businesses in British Columbia.