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Request for Information for Environment and Climate Change Canada Procurements related to the TBS GHG Disclosure Standard

Solicitation number ECCC-2425-ME0001

Publication date

Closing date and time 2024/07/26 15:00 EDT

Last amendment date


    Description

    ECCC is launching this RFI to engage with and inform stakeholders of its intention to require procurement suppliers to adhere to the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s (TBS) Standard on the Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Setting of Reduction Targets(GHG Disclosure Standard) for ECCC procurement contracts below $25 million where ECCC has financial delegation.

    The TBS Standard took effect on April 1, 2023, and applies to Government of Canada (Canada) procurement requirements with costs over $25 million, including applicable taxes. The aim of the GHG Disclosure Standard is to induce suppliers to measure and disclose their GHG emissions and adopt a science-based target to reduce GHGs in line with the Paris Agreement. As per section 3.2.1 of the GHG Disclosure Standard, organizations can participate in the Net-Zero Challenge or an equivalent initiative or standard to meet the requirement. The Net-Zero Challenge is a Government of Canada initiative that encourages businesses to develop and implement credible and effective plans to transition their facilities and operations to net-zero emissions by 2050.

    ECCC intends to apply the same requirements to procurement contracts with costs of $100,000 to $3.75 million for services, including applicable taxes, and of $25,000 to $750,000 for goods, including applicable taxes, in addition to requirements with costs above $25 million. The aim of this proposal is to encourage further emissions reductions and net-zero planning in Canada.

    The objectives of this RFI are to:
    Request detailed information and feedback from suppliers.
    Determine the capability of suppliers to satisfy a future requirement to adhere to the GHG Disclosure Standard for ECCC procurement services contracts of $100,000 to $3.75 million, including applicable taxes.
    Determine the capability of suppliers to satisfy a future requirement to adhere to the GHG Disclosure Standard for ECCC procurement goods contracts of $25,000 to $750,000, including applicable taxes.
    Allow stakeholders to comment on a potential path forward.

    Respondents are requested to provide answers to the questions in Part 3 of this RFI (see section on Questions to Suppliers).
    Standard on the Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Setting of Reduction Targets- Canada.ca

    Contract duration

    The estimated contract period will be 11 month(s), with a proposed start date of 2024/04/12.

    Trade agreements

    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
    • Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA)
    • Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement (Canada-UK TCA)

    Reason for limited tendering

    A contracting officer can use limited tendering for specific reasons outlined in the applicable trade agreements. The reason for this contract is described below:

    • None

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Organization
    Environment and Climate Change Canada
    Address

    351 boul. St-Joseph

    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0H3
    Canada
    Contracting authority
    Mitch Easey
    Phone
    (819) 975-1856
    Email
    mitchel.easey@ec.gc.ca
    Address

    351 boul. St-Joseph

    Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0H3
    Canada
    Bidding details

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Information
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Canada
    Region of opportunity
    Canada
    Contract duration
    11 month(s)
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Selection criteria
    Not applicable
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