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Green Procurement

Meeting Policy Requirements

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


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


  1. Procurement staff participation in the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course
  2. Presentations on green procurement to administrative assistants at the annual Administrative Assistants Conference


  1. Inclusion of the data point in the Integrated Financial and Materiel System (SAP) purchasing module allows identification and tracking of green purchases
  2. Departmental forms (Purchase Requisition, Contract Request Summary) to be updated to highlight green procurement as a consideration in planning procurements.

Results achieved:

CIC has made training on Green Procurement a mandatory requisite for all Procurement and Contracting Officers. Green Procurement is also a component of the presentations on green procurement to administrative assistants.

CIC’s SAP purchasing module allows identification and tracking of green purchases and the departmental Procurement and Contracting Manual includes green procurement as a consideration in planning procurements.

Contributions to facilitate government-wide implementation of green procurement:

All procurement officers will complete Green Considerations in Procurement (C215 Campus Direct) by end of fiscal year 2010–2011.

CIC is aligning itself with Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) initiatives and communicates subject matter to the Department on the website where guidance, direction, policy and training are available.

Green Procurement Targets

Has the department established green procurement targets?


Summary of green procurement targets:

CIC’s green procurement targets include:

  • Fleet management: acquisition of hybrid replacement vehicles
  • Reduce waste: by reusing and recycling initiatives such as Computers for Schools program and Electronic E-Waste for information technology (IT) equipment
  • Encourage and support consolidation of requirements by using prefacilitated contracting vehicles

Results achieved:

  • Fleet management: CIC acquired two new hybrid vehicles
  • Reduce waste: 14 skids of IT equipment were sent to the Computers for Schools program to be reused; 12 skids of IT equipment were sold via PWGSC and 30 skids of IT equipment were sent to E-Waste to be recycled
  • Consolidation of requirements: majority of contracts issued are done via prefacilitated procurement vehicles such as a standing offer/supply arrangement