Acquisition Planning is the time to discuss the potential for the inclusion of green language. To ensure compliance with all applicable Federal green purchasing mandates, contracts must contain both applicable “green language” and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses and requirements for green products and services written into the requirements documents. While you may not know whether or not a contract has green potential, you can at least start the dialogue with your customer.
Download a table of “Green FAR Provisions and Clauses” to help you identify appropriate FAR provisions and clauses for inclusion in contracts.
Visit the General Services Administration’s Sustainable Facilities Tool website and access the Green Procurement Compilation for additional assistance in greening the acquisition planning process.