2015-16 Departmental Performance Report - Canada Border Services Agency
Archived - Status Report on Transformational and Major Crown Projects

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Project name: Electronic Manifest (eManifest)

Description

eManifest is a major transformative initiative and part of the overall measures the Government of Canada is putting in place to enhance the safety and security of Canadians as well as international trade while streamlining cross-border processes. When fully implemented, eManifest will require carriers, freight forwarders, and importers in all modes of transportation to electronically transmit advance commercial information (ACI) to the CBSA within prescribed mode-specific time frames.

Project outcomes

Industrial benefits

Sponsoring department

Canada Border Services Agency

Contracting authority

Participating departments

Not Applicable

Prime contractor

Not Applicable

Major subcontractors

IBM, Emerion

Project phase

Implementation Phase

Major milestones

The eManifest planned milestones include the completion of 6 deployments:

Accomplished:

 Planned: 

Progress report and explanation of variances

The Treasury Board approved eManifest project authority of $415 million.

The eManifest project plan is tracking deliverables and milestones against a revised project plan approved in June 2014. The project is to be completed by March 2017 within the approved project authority.

Project name: CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM)

Description

The CARM project will modernize the systems and processes that support the assessment and collection of revenue from importers, and for reporting on revenue information and trade data. CARM will support a number of business improvements needed to address inefficiencies with current systems and processes and also meet key Government of Canada objectives for "red tape" reduction and regulatory reform.

When fully implemented, CARM will provide the CBSA with a modernized financial management regime focused on providing client-based services and processes, including an accrual system of accounting to ensure CBSA's compliance with the Government of Canada's Financial Information System. CARM will additionally facilitate its capacity to sustain a control-based audit and meet the requirements under the Treasury Board Secretariat's (TBS) Policy on Internal Controls.

It plans to modernize and reduce administrative burdens by the very way it interacts with its clients through automation and the development of smart tools for both clients and CBSA employees to use. It will remove administrative burdens associated with business reporting of trade information and improve transparency, predictability, accountability and overall performance. Furthermore, CARM will develop new assessment processes and tools to modernize the CBSA's revenue management and trade programs.

Implementing CARM will address the following business needs in support of CBSA and government-wide priorities and plans:

The CARM project is included in the TBS oversight portfolio of major Information Technology (IT) enabled projects.

CARM is dependent on, or has linkages to, the CBSA's eManifest Project and the Beyond the Border Action Plan.Elements common to eManifest and CARM, i.e. identification and authentication, information warehouse, and data acquisition and notification will be used to maximize economies of scale and minimize duplication of effort. CARM will leverage the enterprise eService Portal, being developed under the Beyond the Border Action Plan and will harmonize and streamline the CBSA's revenue accounting and reporting processes.

Project outcomes

Industrial benefits

The CARM project will benefit commercial clients and Canadian businesses by:

Sponsoring department

Canada Border Services Agency

Contracting authority

Prime contractor

To be determined.

Major subcontractors

To be determined.

Project phase

CARM is currently in the Planning phase.

In October 2014, the Accounts Receivable Ledger (ARL) project was consolidated with the CARM project. The ARL project was implemented in January 2016 as the first release of CARM..

Major milestones

CARM Phase 1 (Complete)

October 2014

CARM Phase 2 (In Process)

CARM Phase 2 includes deployment of CARM Release 1, execution - in partnership with PSPC - of a collaborative procurement ("Smart Procurement") to select a vendor partner for design, implementation and ongoing technical operational support of the remaining CARM capabilities, and completion of a TB Submission for implementation of the remaining CARM capabilities.

CARM Release 1 included the following deployments: Client Master Data, e-payments for customs self-assessment (CSA) clients, ARL, including e-payments for all commercial clients.

CARM Smart Procurement includes the following major milestones:

CARM Phase 3

On approval from TB, CARM - working in partnership with PSPC - will complete the CARM Smart Procurement, and then, with the selected vendor partner, proceed with design and implementation of the remaining CARM capabilities.

Will continue until March 2020

Progress report and explanation of variances

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