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Government of Canada Workplace 2.0 Fit-up Standards

Published by Sarah Bradbury, May 04, 2016.

We are pleased to announce that Section A3.2 Funding Accountabilities and the Resource Section of the Government of Canada Workplace 2.0 Fit-up Standards were recently revised as a result of the new Treasury Board Quasi-Statutory Funding Framework for Public Services and Procurement Canada’s (PSPC) real property portfolio.

Under the new funding framework, the bundle of goods is not changing. Both PSPC and client departments will continue to pay for the same components as before.

An important change is that PSPC now has separate ongoing, stable funding to refit and fit-up office space on a cyclical basis. This means that there will be more opportunities for PSPC to consider potential refit and fit-up projects as Occupancy Instruments expire. PSPC will be able to renew existing inventory to the Government of Canada Workplace 2.0 Fit-up Standards.

PSPC project funding will continue to be allocated based on investment policies and procedures that demonstrate best value to the Crown and will be managed on a project priority basis, subject to funding availability.

The related documents outlining the changes are attached for your convenience.

Should you have any additional questions that are specific to existing occupancies, please contact your Project Manager and/or Project Leader. For all other general questions that have not been addressed within the attached documents, please contact the TPSGC.Amenagement-Fitup.PWGSC@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca mailbox.



We are pleased to announce that following a professional and technical review of the Government of Canada Workplace 2.0 Fit-up Standards, the following sections of the document have been revised to bring clarity to the standards that apply to general purpose office space:

  • Section A3.3 (Fit-up Components and Funding Accountabilities),
  • Section A3.5 (Standards for Furniture Panels/Screens),
  • Section A6.1 (Workstations, Collaborative and Enclosed Spaces), and
  • Section A6.2 (Support Spaces).

In this update, modifications specifically pertain to electrical, mechanical and furniture systems specifications for general purpose office space. These changes will contribute to lower costs (i.e. more receptacles per circuits), and improved usability (i.e. additional data connections within collaborative areas). They will also align space specifications to commercially available accommodation, and increase compliance with current building codes.

The approved revisions were done in consultation with the PSPC Professional and Technical Service Management Sector and the Real Property Branch Policy Steering Committee. These changes will be of interest to PSPC employees, client departments and agencies.

The related documents outlining the changes are attached for your convenience.

For all general questions related to these documents, please contact the TPSGC.Amenagement-Fitup.PWGSC@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca mailbox.

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