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Green Procurement Plan - Part B: Scorecard - Government Enterprise Network Services (GENS)

Last updated: February 22, 2008

Legend:

Green: Mandatory specification or fully implemented initiative.
Yellow: Optional specification or partially implemented initiative.
Red: Identified as a potential specification or initiative. Not yet incorporated into GoC procurement.

INITIATIVES: Last
N/A
RFP
Current
2008/
2009
RFP
Future
2028
RFP
Notes:
Reduction/Reuse
Commodity group has taken action to encourage reduction in consumption.  
Yellow
Green
 
Supplier Engagement
Survey of suppliers to identify environmental features of products.  
Yellow
Green
 
Supplier communication to indicate environmental objectives in future years.  
Yellow
Green
 
Successful bidders' environmental information available  
Yellow
Green
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND CRITERIA
1. Manufacturer's commitment to the environment
Bidder has a corporate environmental policy  
Yellow
Green
 
Bidder has an Environmental Management System (EMS)  
Yellow
Green
 
Bidder has a Supplier (to the Bidder) code of conduct that includes environmental requirements.  
Yellow
Green
 
Bidder or Bidder's primary OEM has ISO 14001 accreditation*  
Yellow
Green
 
Bidder is undertaking initiatives to reduce GhG emissions e.g. Provides information, resources or incentives to employees to select an alternate method of commuting to work, purchases EnergyStar products*  
Yellow
Green
 
Bidder is committed to waste reduction and recycling e.g. It has its own recycling program*  
Yellow
Green
 
Bidder is undertaking initiatives with respect to hazardous materials including having a hazardous materials management program*  
Yellow
Green
 
2. Resource input
Plastic parts are free from PVC*  
Yellow
Green
 
Batteries in products are free from lead, cadmium and mercury*  
Yellow
Green
 
3. Product design
Managed service for all of Government of Canada - reduction in duplicated components that might otherwise be used to provide similar services to multiple Government Departments and Agencies  
Green
Green
 
Collaboration services such as Desktop Video Conferencing allowing for more effective teleworking  
Green
Green
 
IP-based services deployed over shared network infrastructure leading to reductions in copper wiring requirements  
Green
Green
 
Provision of software-based phones to reduce waste associated with traditional phone end-of-life disposal  
Green
Green
 
4. Manufacturing
Bidders primary OEM has a CFC-free manufacturing process*  
Yellow
Green
 
Bidders primary OEM is compliant with the RoHS directive*  
Yellow
Green
 
5. Packaging and Distribution
Packaging is designed to minimize waste.  
Yellow
Green
 
Recycled materials are used to produce the packaging.  
Yellow
Green
 
The Bidder must remove and recycle all packaging material included with the shipment.*  
Green
Green
 
Bidder is compliant with IEEE 1680 criteria for packaging (EPEAT) including reduction/elimination of intentionally added toxins in packaging, separable packing materials, declaration of recycled content.*  
Yellow
Green
 
6. Use and Maintenance
Online training  
Green
Green
 
Online documentation  
Green
Green
 
Web-based Service Portal  
Green
Green
 
IP Telephony SADs that support 802.3af classifications to reduce power consumption  
Yellow
Green
 
7. Disposal
Product buy or take back program.*  
Yellow
Green
 
Bidder is compliant with the provisions for the Customer Product Take-back / WEEE Compliance requirements*  
Yellow
Green
 
8. Performance Measures (recommended/readily available)

* Indicates criteria with special conditions (i.e. limited to certain items; reduced applicability due to competitive issues, etc.)