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CIDA's 2010-2011 Report on Plans and Priorities
Greening CIDA's Internal Operations Programs
Green Procurement

Activity 2008–2009 Level 2010–2011 Target Description/Comments
1a. Training for procurement and material management staff 100% 100%

In 2007, all the personnel responsible for material management and planning have completed PWGSC online training (C215). Training was delivered in a classroom to maximize learning.

Some position incumbents have changed. It has been forecasted that their training will be done by 2011.

1b. Training for acquisition cardholders 15% 30% All credit cardholders responsible for corporate purchases have been trained. All the cardholders responsible for non-corporate purchases (125) will be trained by 2012.
2. Performance evaluation 0% 0% By 2011, a communication strategy will have been developed to integrate training on environmental aspects into performance evaluations.
3. Procurement processes and controls    
  1. Integration of green procurement strategies into an asset-management plan, including special considerations for disposal. Implementation forecasted by 2011.
  2. Life cycle of furniture included in renovation projects.
  3. Initiated the development of an Agency Print Strategy, including environmental objectives and targets. Implementation forecasted to be done by 2011.
  4. Initiated the development of MM Green Procurement Report in SAP. Implementation forecasted to be done by 2011.
  5. Green criteria to be included in telecommunications purchases (e.g. rebuilt telephone sets).


Goods/Services 2008–2009 Level 2010–2011 Target Description/Comments
Computers and monitors $320,000 100% 100% Purchased through PWGSC Green National Master Standing Offers (NMSO).
Laptops $205,000 100% 100% Same
Servers $150,000 100% 100% Same
Vehicles $54,300 100% 100%
  1. Both vehicles purchased are compliant with the Green Procurement Policy requirements (flex-fuel and/or hybrid vehicles).
  2. Purchased through PWGSC Green NMSO.
Office furniture(1) $90,700 100% 100% Purchased through PWGSC Green NMSO.
Paper $112,900 100% TBD
  1. A print strategy is being developed with a focus on paper reduction.
  2. Purchased through PWGSC Green NMSO.
Battery recycling service 5% 100% 100% Green P.O. Service.
(1) In line with green procurement best practices and life cycle, used furniture has been used instead of new furniture, reducing overall purchases.


Consumables/ Assets 2008–2009 Ratio Based on Number per FTE 2010–2011 Target Description /Comment
Paper (boxes) 1/1.7 TBD
  1. A print strategy is being developed with a focus on paper reduction.
  2. There has been a 15% reduction since 2007 by implementing double-sided printing as a default feature.

Ratio based on permanent and casual employees only.

Photocopiers 1/31 TBD

A print strategy is being developed with a focus on reducing the number of devices using paper.

Leased for entire Agency.

Ratio based on permanent and casual employees only.

Used furniture (2) (3) n/a n/a  
(2) Short-term strategy:
  • Reuse existing furniture.
  • Purchase new furniture through PWGSC Green NMSO.
(3) Long-term strategy:
  • Renew furniture, such as wall panels, with 100% recycled/recyclable fabrics.
  • Reduce waste by using new technology, such as removable walls.
  • Increase natural light on floors by relocating enclosed offices in centre.