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Green Procurement Plan - Part B: Scorecard - Language Training Services

Last updated: 2010-12-06

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

INITIATIVES: Last RFx
2008
Upcoming RFx
2013
Future RFx
2017
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
Yellow
Green
Green
 
Reports and billing
Invoices, supporting documentation and correspondence to be sent and processed electronically
Red
Green
Green
 
Draft reports and most finalized reports are sent electronically
Red
Green
Green
 
Paper is certified as originating from a sustainably managed forest and/or has a minimum of 30% recycled content
Yellow
Green
Green
 
Documents printed in duplex (double-sided) and in black and white format
Yellow
Green
Green
 
Travel
On-line/electronic availability of familiarization sessions to the contractor's resources, except in January, May and September when the sessions are given in class
Red
Green
Green
 
Consultations with the industry: accommodation preference for green-rated hotels, where value for money is demonstrated
Red
Green
Green
 
Management of Standing Offers and Call-ups
Use of an automated call-up management system
Red
Green
Green
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND CRITERIA
I. Supplier environmental attributes
General:
ISO 14000 certification.
Red
Red
Yellow
 
Environmental management policies and practices.
Red
Red
Yellow
 
Recycling service in the supplier facilities
Red
Green
Green
 
Visits to the suppliers' premises to ensure that they are meeting the environmental requirements of the Statement of Work
Red
Green
Green
 
Voluntary environmental initiatives or community-based environmental projects
Red
Red
Red
 
Cleaning Services
Use of cleaning products with reduced hazardous chemicals
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Implementation of processes that minimize chemical consumption and waste
Red
Red
Yellow
 
Building Management and Property Services
Policies and practices addressing the improvement of energy efficiency, water efficiency and indoor air quality of buildings.
Red
Red
Yellow
 
II. Supplier Operations When Delivering Service (Specific to Service)
General:
Eco-labels that indicate certification of supplier processes as environmentally preferable
Red
Red
Green
 
Policies minimizing travel during service delivery
Green
Green
Green
 
Printing & Publishing Services
Documents printed in duplex (double-sided)
Green
Green
Green
 
Documents printed in black and white format
Green
Green
Green
 
III. Specifications Relating to Goods and Equipment Used in Service Delivery
General:
Consider eco-labels that indicate certification of goods and/or equipment as being environmentally preferable
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Include environmental features of consumables used in the delivery of services (paper, binders, pens, etc.)
Red
Green
Green
 
Include environmental features of equipment used during service delivery
Red
Green
Green
 
Effective use of electrical equipment in order to save energy
Red
Red
Yellow
 
Printing & Publishing Services
Administrative practices that reduce paper consumption (reduced number of paper copies for reports or documents to be provided, documents in duplex, etc.)
Green
Green
Green
 
Electronic distribution of documents to reduce paper consumption
Red
Green
Green
 
Paper should be certified as originating from sustainably managed forests (CSA, FSC or SFI, or Ecologo certification) and/or paper should have a minimum recycled content of 30% (pre- or post-consumer waste)
Green
Green
Green
 
Recycled ink cartridges or cartridges that can be returned to the supplier to be reused (refilled) or recycled.
Red
Green
Green
 
All energy-using products, such as printers and photocopiers, should meet ENERGY STAR high energy performance specifications or equivalent
Red
Yellow
Green
 
IT and Telephony Support Services
Electronic/online availability of language program manuals
Yellow
Green
Green
 
All energy-using products should meet ENERGY STAR high energy performance specifications or equivalent
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Where applicable, IEEE/WEEE and RoHS standards apply to equipment in use
Red
Red
Yellow
 
IT equipment should conform with IT Hardware SO specifications
Red
Yellow
Green