The Trudeau Liberals are trying to ban single-use plastic, but the convenience of bottled water just keeps getting in their way.
A posting on the federal procurement website calls for an as-needed bottled water supplier for the Department of National Defence on an “as and when requested basis” for the period of the Standing Offer.
Here’s the official call for a supplier:
8.2.1 – Bottled Water – 500 mL The Contractor must provide bottled water meeting the following specifications: 500 mL in size. Case of 24 bottles.
The “period of the Standing Offer” runs until March 31, 2026.
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Global Affairs has spent almost $1 million on bottled water since 2017, but it could be more, because the ministry admits it doesn’t track the use of bottled water that is part of a meal expense.
You can read more about our investigations in federal reliance on water bottles despite their pledge to ban single-use plastic here: