I'd like to see more options available in the vendor table to capture -- and therefore report against -- the profile of those vendors.

More and more companies are pushing into social procurement to increase the value of spend and volume of procurements with Indigenous-owned businesses and smaller businesses in particular, which may require distinguishing between SMEs and small businesses. But currently, there are only four checkboxes ('Bid only', 'One-time supplier', 'Locally owned', 'Small business') and no ability to tailor.

Microsoft can and should be doing more to provide a foundation for socially-responsible companies to capture the right sort of data. Until we can do that, it's difficult to track performance.
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