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Green Procurement

Meeting Policy Requirements

Has the department incorporated environmental performance considerations in its procurement decision-making processes?
In progress

Summary of initiatives to incorporate environmental performance considerations in procurement decision-making processes:

(SC 3.1) Chaired by PWGSC/OGGO, DND participates in the Commodity Management Working Groups which are comprised of various federal departments. During the evaluation of Goods & Services SOAs, materiel is also reviewed for having environmentally-friendly attributes.

(SC 3.2) Personnel (CF & civilian) performing FAA sections 32 and 34 have been identified to complete the CSPS Campus Direct on-line Green Procurement course C215E/F. To complement this, Green Procurement modules have been created & are being incorporated into key on-line & existing MA & S procurement-related courses.

DND is an active and supportive contributor to the PWGSC/OGGO office who, in concert with TBS, is responsible for the development and implementation of green procurement policy, procedures, tools and contracts.

Results achieved:

(SC 3.1) DND participated in 37 of 37 federal interdepartmental commodity group management teams where opportunities for procurement of green commodities are identified.

(SC 3.2) Department network firewalls precluding personnel from accessing the CSPS Green Procurement Course C215E/F were resolved late in the fiscal year. Rollout of the software iAccess department-wide was completed 31 December 2009. Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) released CANFORGEN 214/09 151750Z Dec 09 instructing civilian personnel with Financial Administration Act (FAA) Section 32 and 34 responsibilities to complete the Campus Direct (CSPS) online Green Procurement course. Access to the Campus Direct (CSPS) website is free to civilian personnel which does not include CF personnel. ADM (HR-Civ) is in the midst of negotiating a Memorandum of Understanding to enable CF members course access. Finalization of the MOU and direction to CF members to complete the course is expected by 30 September 2010. Integration of the Green Procurement module was completed for the Basic Procurement, Project Management, Complex procurement, Life Cycle Materiel Management Courses and to the Materiel Group Orientation Sessions. Integration of the module into the Acquisition card training course will be completed by end September 2010.

Contributions to facilitate government-wide implementation of green procurement:

(SC 3.1) DND is an active participant in the Commodity Working Group. Due to the volume of materiel/services utilised, this promotes reviews of materiel/services common to & used by other federal departments.

Green Procurement Targets

Has the department established green procurement targets?

Summary of green procurement targets:

(SC 3.1) Commodity Management Reviews (coordinated by PWGSC/OGGO): Number of federal interdepartmental commodity group management teams in which Defence participates as a percentage of relevant commodity groups.

(SC 3.2) Issues regarding the firewall and software used which precluded DND personnel from accessing the CSPS on-line training have been resolved. Personnel identified to complete Green Procurement on-line CSPS training should all have completed their green training by 31 March 2011 (extended by one fiscal year pending implementation of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy 2011).

Results achieved:

(SC 3.1) DND participation to relevant commodity groups: 37/37 - 100%

(SC 3.2) DND required personnel (21,203) will have completed the CSPS green procurement course by 31 Mar 2011 (extended by one fiscal year as noted above): As of 31 Mar 10, 2315 DND personnel have taken the course.