DAOD 4001-0, Real Property Life Cycle Management
Date of Issue: 1999-11-30
Date of Last Modification: 2016-09-14
Application: This DAOD is a directive that applies to employees of the Department of National Defence (DND employees) and an order that applies to officers and non-commissioned members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF members).
Approval Authority: Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment) (ADM(IE))
Enquiries: Director Infrastructure and Environment Strategy and Policy (DIESP)
(a) in the Province of Quebec, an immovable within the meaning of the civil law of the Province of Quebec, and includes the rights of a lessee in respect of such an immovable, and
(b) in jurisdictions outside Canada, any property that is an immovable within the meaning of the civil law of the Province of Quebec, and includes the rights of a lessee in respect of any such property. (Section 2 of the Federal Real Property and Federal Immovables Act)
real property (biens réels)
Means land in any province other than Quebec, and land outside Canada, including mines and minerals, and buildings, structures, improvements and other fixtures on, above or below the surface of the land, and includes an interest therein. (Section 2 of the Federal Real Property and Federal Immovables Act)
3.1 The DND real property portfolio directly supports the operational readiness of the CAF and government-directed programs and activities. Real property life cycle management includes all activities related to planning, acquisition, use, operations and maintenance, and disposal of real property.
Note – In this DAOD and related ADM(IE) policies, directives and standards, “real property” in the English versions and “biens immobiliers” in the French versions consists of real property and immovables as these terms are defined in section 2 of the Federal Real Property and Federal Immovables Act.
3.2 As the single custodian and senior official exercising functional authority for real property, the ADM(IE) is accountable to the Deputy Minister (DM) and responsible for the management of all DND real property in support of the operational readiness of the CAF and government-directed programs and activities. The ADM(IE) manages real property in accordance with defence priorities. Only organizations and personnel authorized by the ADM(IE) may acquire, maintain, improve, upgrade or dispose of real property.
3.3 In respect of their use of real property in support of the operational readiness of the CAF and government-directed programs and activities, level one (L1) advisors are accountable to the DM or the Chief of the Defence Staff, as applicable.
3.4 Detailed real property responsibilities for DND employees and CAF members, including L1 advisors and other senior officials, are set out in applicable ADM(IE) policies, directives and standards.
3.5 This DAOD should be read in conjunction with other related DAODs, policies, directives and standards relating to the environment, aboriginal affairs, ionizing radiation regulations and safety, and fire protection.
3.6 The DND and the CAF are committed to real property life cycle management in support of the operational readiness of the CAF and government-directed programs and activities in a manner that is consistent with the principles of sustainable development and integrates economic, social, and environmental considerations in real property decision making.
3.7 The expected result of this DAOD and related policies, directives and standards is the delivery of a real property portfolio that supports CAF operational readiness, contributes to broader government objectives, provides value for money and demonstrates sound stewardship.
3.8 In order to implement this DAOD, the DND and the CAF must:
- provide responsive decision-making governance structures for the real property portfolio, including authorities and responsibilities, to meet defence priorities;
- establish management systems and information systems to plan, manage and assess the real property portfolio and identify all costs related to requirements of the complete real property life cycle;
- establish the real property life cycle program in order to ensure the availability of real property;
- ensure the timely and cost-effective delivery of real property life cycle management services, including advice; portfolio planning; project development; provision, divestment and disposal of real property; operations and maintenance and repair of real property; operational and technical support; contaminated sites management; treaty review and support; unexploded explosive ordnance legacy sites management; nuclear safety investigations; and promotion, training and awareness;
- provide real property performance management through compliance oversight and risk management;
- ensure that real property requirements are set out in policies, directives and standards, and that applicable codes and practices are adopted on behalf of the DND and the CAF and are implemented; and
- ensure that real property requirements and standards align with environmental and sustainable development requirements, the obligations of Canada to aboriginal groups (including consultation), government security and information management.
Consequences of Non-Compliance
4.1 Non-compliance with this DAOD may have consequences for both the DND and the CAF as institutions, including negative impact on CAF operational readiness, and for DND employees and CAF members as individuals. Suspected non-compliance may be investigated. Managers and superiors must take or direct appropriate corrective measures if non-compliance with this DAOD has consequences for the DND or the CAF. The decision of an L1 advisor or other senior official to take action or to intervene in a case of non-compliance, other than in respect of a matter under the Code of Service Discipline regarding a CAF member, will depend on the degree of risk resulting from the non-compliance and other circumstances of the case.
5.1 The following table identifies the authorities associated with this DAOD:
|The ...||has or have the authority to ...|
|Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance)/Chief Financial Officer||
|delegated authorities for specific goods and services||
|delegated authorities for real property transactions||
|delegated authorities for minor capital project expenditures||
Note – The delegated authorities in the Matrix are determined by the Minister of National Defence.
Acts, Regulations, Central Agency Policies and Policy DAOD
- Canada Labour Code, Part II
- Canada Wildlife Act
- Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012
- Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
- Federal Real Property and Federal Immovables Act
- Financial Administration Act
- Fisheries Act
- Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994
- National Defence Act
- Pest Control Products Act
- Species at Risk Act
- National Building Code of Canada 2010
- National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011
- National Fire Code of Canada 2010
- National Plumbing Code of Canada 2010
- Framework for the Management of Compliance, Treasury Board
- Policy on Management of Real Property, Treasury Board
- Guide to Real Property Management: Aboriginal Context, Treasury Board
- Detailed Guidance for Writers – Writing a Treasury Board Submission, Treasury Board
- DAOD 1000-8, Policy Framework for Safety and Security Management (in draft)
- DAOD 1000-11, Policy Framework for Infrastructure and Environment Management (in draft)
- DAOD 4003-0, Environmental Protection and Stewardship
- DAOD 4004-0, Aboriginal Issues (in draft)
- DAOD 8000-0, Explosive Ordnance Disposal
- A-FN-100-002/AG-006, Delegation of Authorities for Financial Administration for the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)
- CDS/DM Initiating Directive for Department of National Defence Real Property Management Renewal, 23 January 2013
- Concept of Operations – DND Real Property Management, 15 May 2013
- Defence Environmental Strategy – A plan for ensuring sustainable military operations
- Defence Portfolio 2030: Toward A Sustainable Real Property Footprint
- Defence Real Property Management Framework
- Defence Real Property Strategy
- Department of National Defence Real Property Procurement Strategy
- Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System (ATRIS)
- Aboriginal Consultation and Accommodation – Updated Guidelines for Federal Officials to Fulfill the Duty to Consult, March 2011
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