2011-12 Part III - Departmental Performance Report (DPR)

Greening Government Operations

Voluntary Reporting on Any Other Greening Government Operations Initiative

By March 31, 2014, 90% of IT hardware purchases will be environmentally preferred models.

Hardware purchases
Performance Measure RPP
2011-12
DPR
2011-12
Dollar value of IT hardware purchases that meet the target relative to total dollar value of all purchases for IT hardware in the given year 80% 100%

Strategies / Comments

  1. For the purposes of this target, an environmentally preferred model refers to desktop computers, notebooks, monitors, and servers.
  2. The IRB has enhanced the tools used to track the data used to report on performance measurement.
  3. Reliance on the Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) standing offers and the availability of environmentally preferred models was vital to the success of this target.

By March 31, 2014, 100% of the bidding process for professional services contract requirements (using departmental authorities) will encourage bidders to be green in the bidding and contract management processes.

Bidding and contract management processes
Performance Measure RPP
2011-12
DPR
2011-12
Volume of tendered professional services contracts that include green bidding elements relative to the total volume of tendered professional services contracts for the given year 80% 100%

Strategies / Comments

  1. The IRB has modified the standard tendering template to reduce the number of hard copy proposals required when possible. If hard-copy proposals are submitted, the bidder is encouraged to follow environmentally preferable formats
  2. This target will be achievable only when the IRB is exercising its contracting authority or when pre-competed procurement tools (standing offers / supply arrangements issued by PWGSC) allow for electronic submission of bids.
  3. The IRB has enhanced its performance measurement tool used to track this greening initiative.

By March 31, 2014, 75% of materiel managers and procurement personnel and 85% of acquisition cardholders will have taken a recognized training course on green procurement offered by the Canada School of Public Service.

Training on green procurement
Performance Measure RPP
2011-12
DPR
2011-12
Number of materiel managers and procurement personnel who have completed training relative to the total number of materiel managers and procurement personnel 60% 80%
Number of acquisition cardholders who have completed training relative to the total number of acquisition cardholders 75% 63%

Strategies / Comments

  1. The IRB continues to require acquisition cardholders to participate in the green procurement courses offered by the Canada School of Public Service or to participate in green procurement Web-based seminars offered by PWGSC. The IRB will further its efforts to promote the training of acquisition cardholders by inviting PWGSC to hold an on site training session for IRB personnel and acquisition cardholders.