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Green Procurement Plan - Part B: Scorecard for Services - Data Centre Co-Location Services

Last updated: June 11, 2010

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 Posted
RFP
Notes
Proposed Standard Environmental Considerations for all Services Contracts    
GoC Commitment to Green Procurement    
Standard paragraph stating commitment to integrating environmental considerations into GoC procurement
Green
 
Reports and billing    
Invoices and correspondence to be sent and processed electronically
Green
 
Draft reports are sent electronically
Green
 
Limitations on number of hard copies of documents provided
Green
 
Paper is certified as originating from a sustainably managed forest and/or has a minimum of 30% recycled content
Yellow
 
Technical Specifications and Criteria    
I. Supplier environmental attributes    
General:    
ISO 14000 certification
Green
 
Environmental management policies and practices
Green
 
Regular completion of waste audits
Green
 
Sound waste disposal programs
Green
 
Action programs in place to address major environmental impacts associated with service delivery
Yellow
 
Environmental action plans and performance measurement programs in suppliers' general operations
Yellow
 
Voluntary environmental initiatives or community-based environmental projects
Yellow
 
Building Management and Property Services    
LEED building standards specified - Silver
Green
 
LEED building standards specified - Gold/Platinum
Yellow
 
Policies and practices address improvement of energy efficiency, water efficiency and indoor air quality of buildings
Green
 
II. Supplier Operations When Delivering Service (Specific to Service)    
Building Management and Property Services    
LEED for Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance certification requested
Green
 
Building management practices are consistent with LEED
Green
 
III. Specifications Relating to Goods and Equipment Used in Service Delivery    
Building Management and Property Services    
Equipment installed or in use by building managers identified, along with relevant environmental certification
Yellow
LEED Existing
Buildings: Operations and Maintenance

Notes: Environmental considerations are presented in the RFP, but IT availability is the paramount concern of this project, which involves some inherent inefficiencies, by design and definition.