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1. Has the department incorporated environmental performance considerations in its procurement decision-making processes?
In progress: OSFI’s procurement needs are fairly standard (see question 2). OSFI continues to take advantage of green options in its procurement processes through the green considerations incorporated into PWGSC Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements.
2. Summary of initiatives to incorporate environmental performance considerations in procurement decision-making processes:
OSFI’s procurement needs are predominantly for commodity goods such as computers, printers, office supplies or furniture, and for informatics or other professional services including construction services. OSFI continues to take advantage of tools such as Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements and in so doing, achieves the levels of green procurement that have been negotiated by PWGSC.
Green procurement training is part of the 2010-2011 training plans for key procurement positions. OSFI will take advantage of opportunities identified in this training to further optimize its green procurement achievements.
3. Results achieved:
OSFI continues to capitalize on Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements negotiated by PWGSC with companies that supply environmentally preferable goods and services to optimize its green procurement.
4. Contributions to facilitate government-wide implementation of green procurement:
5. Has the department established green procurement targets?
No, however OSFI recognizes the importance of green procurement and takes advantage of opportunities such as PWGSC vehicles which already factor in green procurement. We also endeavour to optimize the greening of procurement wherever possible through changes in our practices. These opportunities are shared with key management and procurement services personnel.
6. Summary of green procurement targets:
7. Results achieved: