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Departmental Performance Report 2014–2015: Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy – Target 7.2: Green Procurement. Read the fourth row for the expected result. Below, read down the first column for the performance indicators and to the right for the performance level achieved. Read down for the first departmental green procurement target. Below, read down the first column for the performance indicator and to the right for the performance level achieved. Read down for the next departmental green procurement target. Below, read down the first column for the performance indicator and to the right for the performance level achieved. Read down the first column for implementation strategies and best practices and to the right for the performance level achieved. Read down for the Strategic Environmental Assessment.
Target 7.2: Green Procurement
As of April 1, 2014, the Government of Canada will continue to take action to embed environmental considerations into public procurement in accordance with the federal Policy on Green Procurement.
Performance Measurement
Expected result
Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place as of April 1, 2014.

100%

Environmental considerations are included in the School's contractual documents when applicable.

Disposal of surplus material is performed according to the Treasury Board Directive on Disposal of Surplus Material.

Number and percentage of procurement and/or materiel management specialists who completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) or equivalent in
2014–15.

Eight procurement specialists
100%

All procurement staff have completed the Green Procurement course (C215) provided by the School.
Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement in 2014–15.

Four functional managers/team leaders
100%

Compliance with government policies, including the policy on green procurement, was part of the performance objectives and evaluations for functional heads and team leaders in the School's procurement division.
Departmental green procurement target
All procurement administration incorporates environmental considerations.
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
  1. Electronic release of Requests for Proposals and acceptance of submissions of bids, wherever practical, by the Procurement Unit
  2. Double-sided printing of all contracts
  3. Reuse or recycling of folders

100%

Whenever possible, the School accepts electronic contractual documents. 
The School publishes all bid solicitations in electronic format.

It is standard practice that all contracts are printed double-sided and folders are reused or recycled.
Departmental green procurement target
The School will continue to update its internal contracting documents (such as the Statement of Work, Request for Proposal and Request for Standing Offer templates) to ensure that up-to-date environmental considerations are included.
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
Number of documents reviewed that meet the target relative to total number of documents in the given year.

Three documents reviewed
Achieved

All solicitation and statement of work templates were reviewed and updated.
Implementation strategy element or best practice Performance level achieved
7.2.1.5. Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible.

Achieved

It is standard practice at the School to maximize the use of existing procurement instruments available through Public Works and Government Services Canada.

Best Practice
7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers.

Achieved

The School provided training to all managers involved in the procurement process, which included green procurement considerations.
7. Strategic Environmental Assessment
During the 2014–15 reporting cycle, the School considered the environmental effects of initiatives subject to the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals as part of its decision-making processes. As the School did not develop any initiatives that required a strategic environmental assessment, no related public statements were produced.

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