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Green Procurement Compilation  |  FedCenter.gov  |  Sustainable Acquisition (Green Purchasing) Training Resources Tool  |  Federal Acquisition “Green” Provisions  |  Federal Agency Managers - Federal Green Purchasing Program Components  |  VA Green Management Programs  |  Training

Green Procurement Compilation (GPC)

The Green Procurement Compilation (GPC) External link to a government website is a comprehensive green purchasing resource that helps you identify applicable green purchasing requirements by consolidating and organizing information from Federal environmental programs in one place, saving you from visiting multiple websites.

The GPC lists products for which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Energy-Federal Energy Management Program (DOE-FEMP), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), or other agencies have issued designations or otherwise provided guidance for products with environmental or energy attributes.

  • Quickly identify applicable green purchasing requirements for any covered product;
  • Link directly to green products available for Federal purchase in GSAAdvantage!® External link to a government website, GSA’s online shopping portal for Multiple Award Schedule and Global Supply items;
  • Find sample solicitation/contract language for requiring products covered by the BioPreferred, Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines External link to a government website, Energy Star® External link to a government website, EPEAT® External link to a government website, FEMP External link to a government website, and WaterSense® External link to a government website programs;
  • Create customized, downloadable shopping lists for products of interest to you;
  • Discover life cycle cost savings information for energy-efficient products;
  • Identify products that contribute to the Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings; and
  • Help meet the sustainable acquisition goals of Executive Order 13693 External link to a government website, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade.

FedCenter.gov

FedCenter.gov External link to a government website is the Federal Government&rsqou;s home for comprehensive environmental stewardship and compliance assistance.  FedCenter’s Acquisition Program area External link to a government website webpage includes links to environmental and energy programs; regulations, guidance and policy; supporting information and tools; lessons learned; and training, presentations, and briefings to assist you in meeting Federal green purchasing requirements and goals.

Sustainable Acquisition (Green Purchasing) Training Resources Tool

A new Sustainable Acquisition Training Resources tool External link to a government website has been added to the FedCenter.gov Acquisition Program area webpage.  The tool, an Excel-based spreadsheet, is a compilation of sustainable acquisition training resources created or hosted by Federal agencies that are available to government employees, businesses, and non-governmental organizations.

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) “Green” Provisions and Clauses

Download a table of Green FAR Provisions and Clauses.

Federal Agency Managers - Federal Green Purchasing Program Components

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Provides training and tools for Federal and Federal Contractor Personnel on BioPreferred Program External link to a government website and USDA-designated biobased content products.

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Provides resources, publications, and e-Training on energy efficient products and services and renewable energy projects through the DOE Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) External link to a government website.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Provides information, resources, and tools on:

EPA recently updated its Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) External link to a government website portal page, which:

  • made the training and contract clause information easier to access;
  • added a link to the site where you can get a full copy of any of the standards EPEAT uses;
  • added an explanation of the bronze, silver, and gold EPEAT-registration levels;
  • added a link to the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive clarification memorandum about the product categories that EPEAT covers; and
  • added hotlinks to each section at the top of the website so you can more quickly get to the information you want to access.

VA Green Management Programs

The Office of Asset Enterprise Management (OAEM) is the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program and policy office for sustainability management and oversees VA’s Green Management Programs.  OAEM’s Green Purchasing webpage also has information and links to helpful green purchasing resources.

Training

Sustainable Acquisition Training Resources External link to a government website (Excel-based spreadsheet).  This spreadsheet is a compilation of sustainable acquisition training resources created or hosted by Federal agencies that are available to government employees, businesses, and non-governmental organizations.  The courses listed were compiled by the interagency Federal Sustainable Acquisition and Materials Management Practices Workgroup (SAMM) and updated as of April 2016.

Sustainable Acquisition Webinar.  In conjunction with the 46th anniversary of Earth Day, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), conducted a sustainable acquisition webinar for VA contracting professionals, program/project managers, and other personnel involved — directly or indirectly — in the purchase of green products and services on behalf of the Department.  Entitled, Executive Order 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade:  What’s New for Acquisition of Products and Services?, the webinar provided an overview of, and latest developments in, the Federal Sustainable Acquisition (“Green Purchasing”) Program, with a focus on EO 13693.  The webinar also featured a demonstration of GSA’s Green Procurement Compilation (GPC), including recent updates to the GPC.