1. Has the department incorporated environmental performance
considerations in its procurement decision-making processes?
2. Summary of initiatives to incorporate environmental performance
considerations in procurement decision-making processes:
- (SC 3.1) Chaired by Public Works and Government Services Canada/
Office of Greening Government Operations (PWGSC/OGGO), DND participates
in the Commodity Management Working Group which is comprised of various
federal departments. During the evaluation of Goods and Services Special
Operation Agencies (SOAs), materiel is also reviewed for having environmentally
- (SC 3.2) Personnel (CF and civilian) performing Materiel Acquisition
and Support (MA & S) functions have been identified to complete the
Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) Campus Direct on-line Green Procurement
Course C215E/F. To complement this, Green Procurement modules have been
created and are being incorporated into key on-line and existing MA
& S procurement course content.
- DND is an active member of the PWGSC/OGGO's office responsible for
the development and implementation of green procurement policy, procedures,
tools and contracts in coordination with the Treasury Board Secretariat.
3. Results achieved:
- (SC 3.1) DND participated to 37 federal interdepartmental commodity
group management teams where opportunities for procurement of green
commodities are identified.
- (SC 3.2) Department network firewalls precluding personnel from
accessing the CSPS Green Procurement Course C215E/F have been resolved.
The software solution was trialed to selected Assistant Deputy Minister
- Materiel personnel in the National Capital Region in October 2008.
Full implementation of the enabling software across DND is scheduled
to be completed in July 2009. 445 DND personnel have so far completed
the CSPS courses.
4. Contributions to facilitate government-wide implementation
of green procurement:
- (SC 3.1) DND is an active participant in the Commodity Working Group.
Due to the volume of materiel/services utilized, this promotes reviews
of materiel/services common to and used by other federal departments.