Canada Issues RFP for Roadmap to Green All Federal Properties in Ottawa and Gatineau

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) – along with the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat – have issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the development of a roadmap that will lay out the vision and plan to green all federal properties in the National Capital Region (Ottawa and Gatineau). This RFP is part of the fulfillment of the 2017 Greening Government Strategy which has the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from federal operations by 80% by the year 2050 to achieve Canada’s goals for environmental and sustainable development. It is expected that the roadmap will be applied in future to all government-owned and leased buildings, and properties throughout Canada.

Currently, the majority of the federal GHG emissions come from energy required for Government of Canada buildings (88%) and its vehicle fleet (12%). The Greening Government Strategy has committed to maintaining low-carbon, sustainable, and climate resilient real property, mobility and fleet, climate resilient assets, services, and operations, and green goods and services.

“We’re building a cleaner, more innovative economy that reduces emissions and protects our environment while providing good, middle-class jobs. If we’re asking Canadians to partner with us to address climate change, then it’s only natural that we lead by example. This roadmap will help the government reduce GHG from its operations and make our buildings more sustainable and more resilient to climate change.” – The Honourable Scott Brison, president of the treasury board.

The tender notice may be viewed here. A firm is expected to be chosen in fall of 2018, and the roadmap provided by fall of 2019.