Dictionary of Procurement Terms

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  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

    A business process software system that manages multiple management systems. May include finance, accounting, human resources, purchasing, inventory control, and other activities.
  • Entity

    Term used when referring to a public sector organization.
  • Environmental Choice Program (ECP)

    An ecolabelling approach established by Environment Canada in 1988 to help customers (e.g., public, corporate, and consumers) identify products and services that are less harmful to the environment.
  • Environmental Compliance

    Conforming to standards, regulations, laws, and other requirements that reduce activities that negatively impact the environment.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    A federal government agency established to implement and enforce federal laws relating to clean air, clean water, waste disposal, and related environmental issues.
  • Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP)

    Goods or services that have a reduced or lesser effect on the environment and human health than comparable goods or services. See also: Sustainability.
  • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

    The purchase of goods or services with a reduced or less harmful effect on the environment and human health than comparable goods or services. See also: Sustainable procurement.
  • EOQ

  • EPA

  • EPP




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