2014-15 Departmental Performance Report

Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome

Program 3.5 - Shore-based Asset Readiness

Description

The Canadian Coast Guard Shore-Based Asset Readiness program ensures that the Canadian Coast Guard's non-fleet assets are available and reliable to support the delivery of Canadian Coast Guard programs. These non-fleet assets include both fixed and floating aids, such as visual aids (e.g., lighthouses and buoys), aural aids (e.g., fog horns), radar aids (e.g., reflectors and beacons), and long-range marine aids, such as the Differential Global Positioning System, as well as electronic communication and navigation systems and over 300 radio towers. The Shore-Based Asset Readiness program ensures the availability and reliability of these assets through provision of life-cycle investment planning, engineering, acquisition, maintenance, and disposal services. The Canadian Coast Guard College is an important contributor to the delivery of this program. As required, this program is delivered in coordination with Public Works and Government Services Canada. Activities associated with the life-cycle asset management of Canadian Coast Guard shore-based assets are legislated and guided by a number of legal instruments such as the Financial Administration Act and Government Contracts Regulations, as well as policies, directives, and guidelines provided by Treasury Board, Treasury Board Secretariat, Industry Canada, and Public Works and Government Services Canada. The legal basis or authority for this program is found in the Constitution Act, 1867 and the Oceans Act.

Budgetary Financial Resources (dollars)

2014-15
Main Estimates Planned Spending Total Authorities Available for Use Actual Spending (authorities used) Difference (actual minus planned)
114,469,108 114,469,108 120,042,068 100,195,337 -14,273,771

Human Resources (full-time equivalents)

2014-15
Planned Actual Difference
(actual minus planned)
787.0 744.3 -42.7

Performance Measurement

Expected Result Performance Indicators Target Actual Results
Reliable shore-based assets ready to respond to the operational needs and priorities of the Government of Canada Condition ratingFootnote1 for Marine Communications and Traffic Services program assets remains within acceptable risk tolerance for reliability, availability and maintainability 2 by
March 31, 2015
2.34
Condition rating for Aids to Navigation program assets remains within acceptable risk tolerance for reliability, availability and maintainability 2 by
March 31, 2015
2

Performance Analysis and Lessons Learned

The Shore-Based Asset Readiness program achieved a condition rating of 2.34. Communications and Traffic Services (MCTS) program assets remain within acceptable risk tolerance for reliability, availability and maintainability.

The Shore-Based Asset Readiness program achieved a condition rating of 2. Aids to Navigation program assets remain within acceptable risk tolerance for reliability, availability and maintainability.

During the past 10 years, the Canadian Coast Guard has made investments through the National Capital Spending Plan and the Long Term Capital Plan to return MCTS assets to an acceptable baseline operating condition and in some cases renew the assets completely.

From 2006-07 to 2014-15, the total investment for MCTS assets was approximately $83 million while a minimum of $100 million should have been available to decrease the number of assets that are in poor condition. Due to a limited budget for overall investment for CCG assets, the funding to refurbish assets has always been based on a notional budget, not on actual requirements.