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2016 MCSP ReportReeve Consulting
 and the Municipal Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement recently released their seventh annual MCSP State of the Nation Report. The report provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of the latest trends, best practices, examples and case studies in sustainable purchasing at Canadian municipalities and – for the first time in 2016 – educational institutions.

The report offers a national snapshot of how Canadian municipalities and post-secondary institutions are implementing sustainable purchasing programs and is an invaluable resource for public-sector decision-makers looking to implement impactful sustainable procurement programming.

Download the 2016 Report on Sustainable Public Purchasing in Canada

The 2016 report highlights dozens of case studies and examples of how MCSP members are implementing their programs, overcoming challenges, and practicing successful sustainable purchasing.

The report provides valuable insight into:

  • The state of sustainable purchasing program development at municipalities and post-secondary institutions across Canada;
  • Emerging trends and best practices in sustainable public procurement, including the procurement transformation underway across the country, the emergence of the circular economy mindset, and the need for a reframing of the sustainable purchasing business case;
  • Top program development areas, product categories, and services that will be the focus of sustainable procurement work in the coming year.

Presenting an investigation of program development and implementation across the country, the report provides comprehensive view into how municipalities and post-secondary institutions are taking strategic approaches to their programs.

Download The Annual Report on the State of Sustainable Public Procurement in Canada: 2016 trends & best practice case studies

Read more about the report, here.

Download Past Years’ Reports on Municipal Sustainable Procurement:

2015 Annual Report on the State of Municipal Sustainable Purchasing in Canada

2014 Annual Report on the State of Municipal Sustainable Procurement in Canada

2013 Annual Report on the State of Municipal Sustainable Procurement in Canada

2012 Annual Report on the State of Municipal Sustainable Procurement in Canada

2011 Trends & Best Practices in Canadian Municipal Sustainable Purchasing

2010 Trends & Best Practices in Canadian Municipal Sustainable Purchasing


The Yukon Intergovernmental Committee on Environmental Sustainability (YICES) is focused on identifying opportunities for collaboration to advance a collective sustainability agenda and strengthen individual programs.

Recently Reeve Consulting worked with YICES to plan, organize and facilitate a sustainable purchasing workshop in Whitehorse.

Participants included government staff from four orders of government (federal, territorial, municipal and First Nations) as well as participants from other major organizations in the North such as NorthwesTel, Yukon Energy Corporation and Yukon College.

The focus of the day was increasing support and skills for green and sustainable purchasing, as well as catalyzing a network between various levels of government to strengthen sustainability initiatives.

>> Download the full presentation [PDF]

>> Read more about strengthening green and sustainable purchasing in the Yukon.


Blazing a New Trail for Canadian Municipalities: Municipal Collaboration for Sustainable Purchasing,
Municipal World, June 2011

>> Read the full article HERE [PDF]

Ramping up Sustainable Purchasing

Summit Magazine, March/April 2011>>Read the full article HERE [PDF]


Vendor Sustainability and Leadership Questionnaire

Download HERE [PDF]

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