Enbridge is committed to doing business with Aboriginal and Native American contractors and suppliers as a vital cornerstone in its relationship with Aboriginal and Native American communities across Canada and the United States. Enbridge recognizes the very important contribution that these businesses make each year to the overall economy and we have a long history of partnering with businesses that are owned and operated by Aboriginal and Native American people.
Enbridge may set aside contracting opportunities for qualified Aboriginal and Native American suppliers and contractors in the project area, and encourages collaborative opportunities between Aboriginal businesses and non-Aboriginal businesses when it builds capacity and supports mutual business interests.
The intent of this initiative is to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Native American owned businesses to take part in and benefit from new Enbridge projects, initially through contracts in the construction phase of our projects. In the long term, Aboriginal and Native American businesses may benefit from this initiative through enhanced capacity to work with Enbridge projects and regional operations.
For further information regarding business opportunities with Enbridge, please email Gerald Basisty.
What is an Aboriginal business?
“Aboriginal business” means:
- A business that is at least 51% Aboriginal owned and controlled; or
- A business that has 6 or more full-time Aboriginal staff members and at least one-third of employees are Aboriginal; or
A joint venture consisting of two or more Aboriginal businesses, or an Aboriginal business and one or more non-Aboriginal businesses , provided that in all cases the Aboriginal business[es] own and control at least 51% of the joint venture. “Business” means sole proprietorship, partnership, limited partnership, corporation, joint venture, syndicate, co-operative or society with the legal capacity to enter into and be bound by private contracts.
Please Note: The above information pertains to Aboriginal business opportunities in Canada. For information regarding business opportunities for Native American businesses in the United States please contact Lorraine Grymala for Liquid Pipelines Operations and Projects and Larry Springer for Gas Transportation and Projects.