2013-14 Part III - Report on Plans and Priorities

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.

IT hardware purchases
Performance Measure RPP
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 Baseline - N/A
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year 2013‑14
90%

Strategies / Comments

  1. For the purposes of this target, an environmentally preferred model refers to desktop computers, notebooks, monitors, and servers.
  2. 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 process for professional services contract
Performance Measure RPP
Volume of tendered professional services contracts that include green bidding elements relative to the total volume of tendered professional services contracts for the given fiscal year Baseline ‑ N/A
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year 2013‑14
100%

Strategies / Comments

  1. The IRB will continue to consider the number of paper copy proposals required and reduce this number when possible. If paper copy proposals are submitted, the bidder will be 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.

By March 31, 2014, 80% of materiel managers and procurement personnel and 85% of acquisition cardholders will have taken training on green procurement.

Training on green procurement
Performance Measure RPP
Number of materiel managers and procurement personnel who have completed training relative to the total number of materiel managers and procurement personnel Baseline ‑ N/A
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year 2013‑14
80%
Number of acquisition cardholders who have completed training relative to the total number of acquisition cardholders Baseline ‑ N/A
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year 2013‑14
75%

Strategies / Comments

  1. Materiel managers and procurement personnel will be required to take the green procurement course offered by the Canada School of Public Service.
  2. The IRB will be including information on green procurement in training sessions offered to acquisition cardholders.