Director, Procurement Transformation Branch, Province of British Columbia
Both green and naturally thrifty, Sol is the perfect person to lead BC’s sustainable procurement practice. She has found unique ways to deliver strategic purchases not just for BC, but also for its municipalities. Example: street lighting is usually one of the top 2 energy expenses for municipalities, and while the business case for switching to LED technology is extraordinary, many don’t have the expertise to buy it. Sol collaborated with peers, BC Hydro and city engineers to pre-qualify vendors that local communities can buy from with confidence. She has also created copy-and-paste verbiage ready to fit into BC RFP documents, which embeds sustainable procurement into the purchasing process.