Sustainable Procurement

In the past, it was thought that business had to choose between the economy and the environment. We now know that sustainability goes hand in hand with prosperity and economic opportunity.

Businesses who understand and can respond to the province's sustainable purchasing requirements will also be better positioned to meet national and international standards and to compete globally.

To find out more about the Sustainable Procurement Policy

Sustainable Procurement - General

  • Sustainable Procurement Video (approx. 3 min)

Sustainable Procurement – Adding Social Value

  • Social Value Procurement Video (approx. 3 min)

Sustainable Procurement Requirements in Tenders

You may see one of the following supplier assessments in bid documents.

Sustainability Assessment - Long Form, used when purchasing goods or goods plus a service (e.g. product + installation, full meeting and event services)

Sustainability Assessment - Short Form, used when purchasing services (eg. consulting, training etc.)

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The Province of Nova Scotia is an Energy Star Participant and has signed a formal agreement with NRCan to promote energy efficiency in the products we buy. Tenders may include requirements for Energy Star qualified products. See Natural Resources Canada - Energy Efficiency for additional information.

If you are a Nova Scotia based manufacturer or supplier, The Sustainable Procurement and Supplier Engagement Programs can help you to become familiar with and be able to react to new sustainability requirements.

Contact: Sustainable Procurement sustproc@novascotia.ca