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Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL)

Green Purchasing Program

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About Green Purchasing

On October 5, 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, directing Federal agencies to “leverage (their) acquisitions to foster markets for sustainable technologies and environmentally preferable materials, products, and services.”  Green Purchasing (also known as “Sustainable Acquisition”) helps reduce adverse impacts to the environment, conserve energy and other natural resources, improve public health and safety, and create new technologies, markets, and jobs.

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 23 codifies requirements for Federal agencies to purchase products and services with positive environmental and energy attributes.  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) demonstrates its commitment to our Nation’s Veterans and the environment by complying with these requirements and purchasing products and services in the categories listed below, collectively referred to as the Federal Green Purchasing Program (access each of the categories for program and purchasing information):

Additional Green Purchasing Information