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Indigenous Leaders: ‘It really starts with building new relationships,’ says Farm Credit Canada –

Federal lending agency is the latest to introduce an Indigenous Procurement Program

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has rolled out its new Indigenous Procurement Policy to ensure that Indigenous vendors across Canada have a fair opportunity to bid on supply contracts for the Crown corporation.

Headquartered in Regina, Sask., FCC is the country’s leading financial lender serving the agriculture sector. Reporting to the minister of agriculture and agri-food, FCC provides flexible financing and other business development resources to primary producers, agriculture businesses, and agri-food operators across Canada.

With 103 offices across the country, primarily in rural areas, there are plenty of opportunities for vendors to provide everything from IT hardware and software to construction services to office furniture and equipment, noted Mike Dundas, the FCC’s manager of sustainable procurement.

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