The Community Benefit Agreement (CBA) compliance toolkit was developed in partnership with Buy Social Canada External website, opens in new tab. These resources are meant to support developers and general contractors in complying with Vancouver’s CBA Policy. Typically, developers and general contractors will work with us through the tools in their project-specific working group.
The policy applies to both the build and operations phases of eligible development projects. Reporting requirements may vary between build and operations phases, reporting periods will be established on a project-by-project basis.
General contractors and sub-contractors will be required to complete form 1 at the beginning of each project phase that you are contracted to deliver on the project. Project phases and the projection and reporting schedule will be communicated at project-specific working group meetings.
Form 2 (mandatory)
The target percentage of project-specific employment positions for members of one or more equity seeking groups to achieve CBA compliance refers to the 10% first-source hiring requirement in compliance of the CBA Policy set out by the City of Vancouver. In order to demonstrate best-efforts towards compliance of workforce projections, the percentage must be equal to or greater than 10%. This percentage will be automatically calculated based on the values you enter.
Local is defined as “Vancouver and the Lower Mainland”. If you are unsure if a postal code is considered local please ask at your project specific working-group meeting or submit your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don't know the number of workers required for each construction trade, refer to the cost-estimations undertaken by your company in preparation of your response to the request for bids. Based on your estimates for labour hours or dollar value of wages to be paid to workers within each trade, enter your best estimation of the number of new workers that will be employed for each trade in delivery of this project. It is recognized that these projection numbers will be updated and refined as more trades are contracted and complete their own forms.
Some columns are read-only and do not require you to input any values. The percentages within these columns are automatically calculated based on the values you entered for first-source hiring under others columns in the sheet. If you need to add additional rows you can copy the formulas in these columns so that the percentages for these additional rows will also be automatically calculated.
Form 3 (mandatory)
Form 3 is intended to help you project all of your procurement needs for materials, goods, and services required during the period of the project that you are engaged in.
For step 1, you are asked to make projections of your procurement needs based on your existing relationships with suppliers, which may or may not include suppliers who will contribute to CBA targets.
Under step 2, you're asked to make a projection of the supplier(s) who may be procured for a type of service based on which suppliers will contribute to fulfilling your CBA targets.
Form 4 (recommended)
While it is not mandatory to fill out form 4, it is highly recommended. If the target percentages for workforce and procurement are not met through forms 2 and 3, the information in this form may be used to identify or confirm best efforts toward compliance of the CBA Policy by the City of Vancouver.