1. Our purchasing/legal department is opposed to recommended best practice clauses and/or procurement practices. Should I just give up?

Don’t give up. You can politely point out that CIF has been assisting over 200 municipalities with waste management procurement for over a decade so we actually do have some better practices for waste management procurement. We understand that purchasing departments like to do things their own way, but omitting some of the things we have identified as better practices can, and has, come back to bite municipalities in the past. Take advantage of our experience and let us take the heat for you by offering to let CIF staff speak directly to purchasing and legal to discuss any inclusion/omission issues with them. Contact CIF staff.

 

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