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Green Procurement

Part A: Green Procurement Capacity Building

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1a. Training for Procurement and Materiel Management Staff No targets set In progress Currently, only designated Materiel and Contracting Specialists have undertaken the online Green Procurement Course that is available through Campus Direct. It is the intention of the Department to encourage other departmental buyers, that is, those with Low Dollar Value (LDV) authority, to take the course as well. The Department is currently embarking on a new framework for LDV procurement that will centralize all such purchasing in one Finance organization. The expected full implementation is 2011. This will make it easier to ensure that all employees making purchases for the Department are trained in green procurement.
1b. Training for Acquisition Cardholders No targets set In progress With the centralization of all LDV procurement in the future, it will be easy to ensure that acquisition card holders (greatly reduced in number as a result of centralization) have green procurement training.
2. Performance Evaluations No targets set In progress The majority of services contracts awarded by the Department are for professional services. There are few green considerations when planning a contract for professional services (e.g., studies, audits, training). However, these considerations do come into play for the procurement of goods such as vehicles and photocopiers. Both of these procurements have strict green requirements that buyers must respect. Fleet life cycle management and criteria are available online (Intranet) for all fleet managers to consult.
3. Procurement Processes and Controls No targets set In progress
  1. Transport Canada leads most other government departments in the procurement of alternate fuel vehicles and other environmentally friendly vehicles for its fleet.
  2. Transport Canada has successfully completed a pilot project to replace printers and photocopiers with multi-functional units on several floors in Tower C - NCR. The pilot is now beingexpanded to the remaining floors and to the Regions. The pilot project was so successful that Environment Canada has used TC as an example.
  3. Most of the paper that TC purchases is recycled or partly recycled. It is the Department's intention to make the procurement of recycled paper mandatory. (100% target).

Part B: Use of Green Consolidated Procurement Instruments

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Vehicles   No targets set In progress TC is a current leader in this area.
Photocopiers     No targets set In progress Environment Canada uses TC as a good example of green procurement in this area.
Paper   No targets set 100% TC's target is 100% recycled paper.