2019 to 2020 Supplementary Estimates (A): Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates—March 12, 2020

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Supplementary Estimates (A) overview

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Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPS) is seeking $196.7 million in these Supplementary Estimates (A) increasing its available approved funding from $4.4 billion to $4.6 billion net of revenues.

New funding: $157.7 million

Federal laboratories

$97.1 million ($94.9 million + $2.2 million Employee Benefit Plan (EBP) for renewing federal laboratories: to provide federal scientists with facilities and tools that enable collaboration and support the important work they carry out for Canadians.

Purpose of funding

Les Terrasses de la Chaudière

$35.3 million for Les Terrasses de la Chaudière (LTDLC) complex: to support the project in the design stage and preparation for delivery of the replacement envelope of the LTDLC complex.

Purpose of funding

West Memorial Building

$22.1 million for the rehabilitation of the West Memorial Building (implementation phase): to provide interim accommodation during renovation of the Supreme Court of Canada Building.

Purpose of funding

Zero plastics

$1.4 million for the zero plastic waste initiative (horizontal initiative is led by Environment and Climate Change Canada): PSPC will play a leadership role in the reduction of single use plastics and promote the use of sustainable plastics/alternatives in both federal procurement and in federal operations.

Purpose of funding

Nunavut settlement area

$1.3 million ($1.1 million + $0.2 million EBP) for the new Directive on Government Contracts in the Nunavut Settlement Area (horizontal initiative is led by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS)): PSPC will develop and deliver new procurement and leasing guides, tools and clauses, supported by training/outreach with a goal of increasing the participation of Inuit firms in the bidding process for government contracts and business opportunities in the Nunavut Settlement Area.

Purpose of funding

Human trafficking

$0.5 million ($0.4 million + $0.1 million EBP) for combating human trafficking (this horizontal initiative led by Public Safety Canada): Through the National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking, PSPC will enhance federal procurement supply chains with the goal of ensuring that they are free from human trafficking and labour exploitation.

Purpose of funding

Other adjustments: $39.0 million

Government pay system

$39.0 million for ensuring proper payments for public servants: funding reprofiled from prior years to continue supporting the Government of Canada’s pay system.

Purpose of funding

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