- The CBSA’s Procurement Process Checklist includes:
- using green standing offers;
- dealing with vendors who are environmentally responsible, e.g., the International Organization of Standardization ISO14000; and
- developing and implementing environmental clauses in all contracting documents.
- Headquarters procurement officers have successfully completed the online Canada School of Public Service C215 green procurement course.
- There is heightened awareness of best practices related to green procurement through increased attendance at and participation in governmental greening conferences.
- During Environment Week 2010, procurement staff received daily e-mails which resulted in increased awareness of greening opportunities.
- The Agency included green procurement training in its acquisition card training for new card holders.
- The CBSA’s contracting officers used double-sided printing and recycled paper for all printing.
- The Agency initiated the inclusion of green procurement commitments in the performance management agreements of the Manager of Contracting, Manager of Assets, Manager of Telecommunications and Manager of Policy.
- The Agency developed packaging policies aimed at reducing waste, such as returning packaging and any recyclable materials, and has included these policies in contracts when requisitioning the delivery of goods.
- The CBSA encouraged vendors to offer products and services that are environmentally-friendly by including environmental requirements in the evaluation criteria.
- The CBSA is developing a Centralized Total Asset Management Framework that consolidates policies and procedures; it now includes the disposal stage of the life-cycle approach. The planning, acquisition and use stages of the approach are in development.
- The Agency has completed the policy and guidelines for managing the disposal of surplus materiel assets such as e-waste disposal methods.