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Green Procurement Plan - Part B: Scorecard - Courier and Freight Services

Last updated: May 4, 2009

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
RFx
2008
Upcoming
RFx
2009
Future
RFx
2010
Notes:
Proposed Standard Environmental Considerations for all Contracts
GoC Commitment to Green Procurement
Standard paragraph stating commitment to integrating environmental considerations into GoC procurement
Red
Green
Green
 
A 3-star rating system included in RFSO to measure successful Offerors' green practices
Red
Green
Green
 
Reports and billing
Invoices and correspondence to be sent and processed electronically
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Use of electronic signatures, where client capacity to accept them exists, to reduce paper consumption
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Draft reports are sent electronically
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Limitations on number of hard copies of documents provided
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Paper is certified as originating from a sustainably managed forest and/or has a minimum of 30% recycled content
Red
Yellow
Green
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND CRITERIA
1. Companies' commitment to the environment
Offerors environmental management system
Red
Yellow
Green
 
ISO 14000, or ISO 14001 accreditation
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Monitor developments in new fuel-efficient transport technologies such as hybrid technology and electric drive
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Action programs in place to address major environmental impacts associated with service delivery
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Environmental action plans and performance measurement programs in suppliers' general operations
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Voluntary environmental initiatives or community-based environmental projects
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Suppliers must commit to enforcing an anti-idling policy within their organization
Red
Yellow
Green
 
2. Resource input
Newer fleets that pollute less
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Percentage of vehicles using Alternative Transportation Fuel in the fleet
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Use of block heater in winter to help reduce engine warm-up period
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Use of engines eqipped with electronic devices that automatically stop/start the engine to minimize idling and warm-up times
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Use of auxiliary equipment such as directed-fired heaters and auxiliary power generators, rather than idling your engine to meet heating, air conditioning and electrical demands in tranpsort vehicles
Red
Yellow
Green
 
3. Commodity Design
To avoid backtracking or crisscrossing the city, plan route using Route Optimizing software and hardware such as GPS, route mapping software, cell phone location software, etc.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Use of a human driven transportation mechanism for shipment and delivery such as bicycles, public transportation, foot delivery, etc.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Consolidate loads to cut costs
Red
Yellow
Green
 
"Piggy back" of courier and freight items on transport vehicles for other items
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Provision of flexible containerization that make it easier to multi-stack, or load more effectively thus adding more leverage of the same vehicle usage
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Increase drops per delivery with return-to-vendor packaging
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Consolidate loads to cut costs
Red
Yellow
Green
 
4. Packaging and Distribution
Packaging policies that reduce waste such as take back packaging, recycling
Red
Yellow
Green
 
If the supplier offers packaging materials, it must be recyclable
Red
Yellow
Green
 
5. Disposal
Tire, waste oil, glycol, battery recycling programs
Red
Yellow
Green
 
6. Maintenance
Conduct inspections such as tire pressure, leaks of coolant.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Follow your vehicle's maintenance schedule
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Optimize the tire pressure
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Regular wheel alignment check
Red
Yellow
Green
 
7. Providing Driver Training
Smooth acceleration and braking
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Proper use of cruise control
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Elimination of unnecesary shifting
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Practising progressive shifting (up shifting at the least possible rpm)
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Practising progressive shifting (skipping unnecessary gears)
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Coasting whenever possible
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Elimination of speeding
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Elimination of unnecessary idling
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Green Defensive Driver training (Jacques Whitford/CSA course)
Red
Yellow
Green