Supply Chain at Bruce Power is accountable for procurement of materials and services to sustain operating units and successfully support the Major Component Replacement and Asset Management programs through industry-leading commercial practices, while ensuring compliance with commercial, regulatory, and licensing requirements. To strategically position Bruce Power for success, Supply Chain is transforming from past practices of tactical procurement to a strategic sourcing organization that works collaboratively with in-house project delivery teams’ while developing industry-leading relationships with its suppliers.
Bruce Power is responsible for meeting all investment requirements for the site, including an estimated $13 billion in life-extension investments, which began on Jan. 1, 2016. This multi-year program is on time and on budget, and Bruce Power is accountable for managing the cost of these projects and the risk of cost overruns.
The year ahead of us will be busy as we continue to make investments. We need our supply partners on our journey. We have been working to ensure we have the best suppliers and contractors within arm’s reach. Encouraging our partner companies to open local offices within our host communities has the added benefit of fostering economic development for our region. We have seen a lot of economic growth and we expect to see more as we move through 2018.
We will continue to hold Supplier forums in 2018 providing information to support suppliers in their work with Bruce Power.
In an effort to enhance and streamline our approved supplier list and contractor management processes, Bruce Power implemented a Supplier Pre-qualification and Performance Portal in October 2016.
Bruce Power has selected the online platform hosted by ISNetworld (ISN), to assist with this initiative. ISN is a global leader in supplier information management and supports more than 66,000 contractors and 500 hiring companies (like Bruce Power), including Ontario Power Generation, Hydro Ottawa and Toronto Hydro.
Supply Chain actively works with our suppliers to encourage them to become members of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) in order to strengthen links to Indigenous communities and businesses. We also have an Indigenous Business Procurement Policy.
Bruce Power’s Supplier Code of Conduct outlines our expectations of the suppliers and contractors we conduct business with. We require our suppliers and all of their employees who conduct business on behalf of Bruce Power to be aware of their expectations, and to share our commitment to conducting business ethically and with the utmost integrity.
We also strive to give back to the community. Each year Supply Chain holds its Annual Suppliers Conference to raise funds for the United Way of Bruce Grey and Wounded Warriors. Over the course of 10 years we’ve raised more than $1 million for these important organizations.