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1 1 Training for Purchase Card Users and Approving Officials Environmentally Preferable Procurement

2 2 HELP ME WITH THESE TERMS ! Affirmative Procurement Program Affirmative Procurement Program Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Green Purchasing Green Purchasing Preferred Procurement Preferred Procurement

3 3 Affirmative Procurement Program Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 at Section 6002 established the Affirmative Procurement Program allowing EPA to designate products which Federal agencies would be required to acquire with recycled content Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 at Section 6002 established the Affirmative Procurement Program allowing EPA to designate products which Federal agencies would be required to acquire with recycled content Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 established the Biobased Products Procurement Preference Program allowing USDA to designate products which Federal agencies would be required to acquire with biobased content Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 established the Biobased Products Procurement Preference Program allowing USDA to designate products which Federal agencies would be required to acquire with biobased content

4 4 Affirmative Procurement Program Federal Acquisition Regulation was amended 11/07/2007 to add the Biobased Preference Program to the Affirmative Procurement Program so it became a program allowing EPA and USDA to designate products that Federal agencies are required to acquire with recycled or biobased content. Federal Acquisition Regulation was amended 11/07/2007 to add the Biobased Preference Program to the Affirmative Procurement Program so it became a program allowing EPA and USDA to designate products that Federal agencies are required to acquire with recycled or biobased content.

5 5 Environmentally Preferable Procurement DOE includes: DOE includes: Affirmative Procurement plus: Affirmative Procurement plus: Energy Efficiency Programs Energy Efficiency Programs EnergyStar and FEMP EnergyStar and FEMP Alternative Fuels and Alternative Fueled Vehicles Alternative Fuels and Alternative Fueled Vehicles Non-Ozone Depleting Substances Non-Ozone Depleting Substances Water Efficiency Program i.e. WaterSense Water Efficiency Program i.e. WaterSense Electronic Products Environment Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Program Electronic Products Environment Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Program Sustainable Design/Green Buildings Sustainable Design/Green Buildings

6 6 Green Purchasing Green Purchasing is an Internationally Accepted Term Synonymous with Environmentally Preferable Procurement

7 7 Preferred Procurement Within DOE, the Terms Preferred Procurement and Environmentally Preferable Procurement are Used Interchangeably Within DOE, the Terms Preferred Procurement and Environmentally Preferable Procurement are Used Interchangeably

8 8 Opportunity to Buy Green 2007 Government-Wide Statistics for the Purchase Card Program Purchase card spend- $18.7 billion Purchase card spend- $18.7 billion 283,861 cardholders 283,861 cardholders 26.5 million transactions 26.5 million transactions Important to include green purchasing in all purchase card training and manuals Important to include green purchasing in all purchase card training and manuals

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10 10 Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Environmentally preferable products or services have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose. Environmentally preferable products or services have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose.

11 11 Affirmative Procurement The policy and practice of purchasing goods made with recycled or biobased materials The policy and practice of purchasing goods made with recycled or biobased materials For Example – Paper with 30% Post Consumer Content For Example – Paper with 30% Post Consumer Content

12 12 Environmentally Preferable Products Include All of These Alternative fuel vehicles and alternative fuels required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 at Alternative fuel vehicles and alternative fuels required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 at Biobased products designated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the BioPreferred program. Biobased products are those designated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) pursuant to the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act, 7 USC This coverage is part of the Affirmative Procurement Program found at FAR USDA maintains a Home Page with the list of designated items at: Biobased products designated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the BioPreferred program. Biobased products are those designated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) pursuant to the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act, 7 USC This coverage is part of the Affirmative Procurement Program found at FAR USDA maintains a Home Page with the list of designated items at: Energy from renewable sources required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 at Energy from renewable sources required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 at

13 13 Environmentally Preferable Products Include All of These Energy Star® products identified by DOE and EPA at as well as FEMP- designated energy-efficient products at Energy Star® products identified by DOE and EPA at as well as FEMP- designated energy-efficient products at EPEAT-registered electronic products. The EPEAT initiative is a relatively new initiative added to the Federal Acquisition Regulation in A Home Page has been established to identify environmentally preferable electronic equipment at: EPEAT-registered electronic products. The EPEAT initiative is a relatively new initiative added to the Federal Acquisition Regulation in A Home Page has been established to identify environmentally preferable electronic equipment at: Non-ozone depleting substances, as identified in EPAs Significant New Alternatives Program at Non-ozone depleting substances, as identified in EPAs Significant New Alternatives Program at

14 14 Environmentally Preferable Products Include All of These Products with low or no toxic or hazardous constituents, consistent with section VIII.A of the implementing instructions for Executive Order Each agency is tasked by the Implementing Instructions to develop goals and a list of toxic chemicals, hazardous substances and other pollutants by January 24, Information on this is available at Products with low or no toxic or hazardous constituents, consistent with section VIII.A of the implementing instructions for Executive Order Each agency is tasked by the Implementing Instructions to develop goals and a list of toxic chemicals, hazardous substances and other pollutants by January 24, Information on this is available at Recycled content products designated in EPAs Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines at Recycled content products designated in EPAs Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines at Water-efficient products, including those meeting EPAs Water- Sense standards EPA has already introduced some water efficient technology advancements but has others in process. More information is available at their Home Page. Water-efficient products, including those meeting EPAs Water- Sense standards EPA has already introduced some water efficient technology advancements but has others in process. More information is available at their Home Page.http://www.epa.gov/watersense/

15 15 Affirmative Procurement and Environmentally Preferable Purchasing When Biobased Products were added DOE was an early adopter of the U.S.D.A. Biobased Products Program When Biobased Products were added DOE was an early adopter of the U.S.D.A. Biobased Products Program DOE Contracting Activities and Management Contractors were encouraged to acquire biobased products on a voluntary basis in advance of the mandatory biobased preference program DOE Contracting Activities and Management Contractors were encouraged to acquire biobased products on a voluntary basis in advance of the mandatory biobased preference program The Biobased Preference Program became effective 11/07/2007. As a practical matter, agencies have a 1 year period to implement as USDA adds new products to their Program. The Biobased Preference Program became effective 11/07/2007. As a practical matter, agencies have a 1 year period to implement as USDA adds new products to their Program.

16 16 Biobased Product Categories Adhesive/Mastic Removers Adhesive/Mastic Removers Carpet/Fibers Carpet/Fibers Cleaners/Solvents Cleaners/Solvents Construction Materials Construction Materials Fuel Additives Fuel Additives Inks Inks Landscaping Landscaping Lubricants Lubricants Packaging Packaging Paint/Coatings Paint/Coatings Papers Papers Plastics Plastics Sealants Sealants Sorbents Sorbents

17 17 Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Environmentally preferable products or services do one or more of the following: Minimize the consumption of resources, energy and water Minimize the consumption of resources, energy and water Prevent the creation of solid waste, air pollution or water pollution Prevent the creation of solid waste, air pollution or water pollution Minimize or eliminate the use of materials or processes which compromise the environment (global warming, ozone depletion and acid rain) Minimize or eliminate the use of materials or processes which compromise the environment (global warming, ozone depletion and acid rain) Promote the use of non-toxic substances and avoid toxic materials or processes Promote the use of non-toxic substances and avoid toxic materials or processes

18 18 Exemptions According to both statutes, procuring agencies must procure the designated products unless the product: Is unavailable at a reasonable price Will not meet reasonable performance standards Is unavailable within a reasonable timeframe at a sufficient level of competition Price Perform ance Availability

19 19 And The Products Are: Construction Construction Landscaping Landscaping Non-Paper Office Non-Paper Office Paper and Paper Products Paper and Paper Products Parks and Recreation Parks and Recreation Transportation Transportation Vehicular Products Vehicular Products Miscellaneous Miscellaneous EPA-Designated Product Categories

20 20 Construction Products Building insulation Building insulation Carpet Carpet Carpet cushion Carpet cushion Cement and concrete Cement and concrete Consolidated and reprocessed latex paint Consolidated and reprocessed latex paint Floor tiles Floor tiles Flowable fill Flowable fill Laminated Paperboard Laminated Paperboard Modular threshold ramps Modular threshold ramps Nonpressure pipe Nonpressure pipe Patio blocks Patio blocks Railroad grade crossing surfaces Railroad grade crossing surfaces Roofing materials Roofing materials Shower and restroom dividers Shower and restroom dividers Structural fiberboard Structural fiberboard Designated Items:

21 21 Landscaping Products Compost made from yard trimmings or food waste Compost made from yard trimmings or food waste Garden and soaker hoses Garden and soaker hoses Hydraulic mulch Hydraulic mulch Lawn and garden edging Lawn and garden edging Plastic lumber landscaping timbers and posts Plastic lumber landscaping timbers and posts Designated Items:

22 22 Non-Paper Office Products Binders, clipboards, file folders, clip portfolios, and presentation folders Binders, clipboards, file folders, clip portfolios, and presentation folders Office furniture Office furniture Office recycling containers Office recycling containers Office waste receptacles Office waste receptacles Plastic desktop accessories Plastic desktop accessories Plastic envelopes Plastic envelopes Plastic trash bags Plastic trash bags Printer ribbons Printer ribbons Toner cartridges Toner cartridges Designated Items:

23 23 Paper and Paper Products Commercial/industrial sanitary tissue products Commercial/industrial sanitary tissue products Miscellaneous papers Miscellaneous papers Newsprint Newsprint Paperboard and packaging products Paperboard and packaging products Printing and writing papers Printing and writing papers Designated Items:

24 24 Park And Recreation Products Park benches & picnic tables Park benches & picnic tables Plastic fencing Plastic fencing Playground equipment Playground equipment Playground surfaces Playground surfaces Running tracks Running tracks Designated Items:

25 25 Transportation Products Channelizers Channelizers Delineators Delineators Flexible delineators Flexible delineators Parking stops Parking stops Traffic barricades Traffic barricades Traffic cones Traffic cones Designated Items:

26 26 Vehicular Products Designated Items: Engine coolantsEngine coolants Rebuilt vehicular partsRebuilt vehicular parts Re-refined lubricating oilsRe-refined lubricating oils Retread tiresRetread tires

27 27 Miscellaneous Products Awards and plaques Awards and plaques Bike Racks Bike Racks Blasting grit Blasting grit Industrial drums Industrial drums Manual-grade strapping Manual-grade strapping Mats Mats Pallets Pallets Signage Signage Sorbents Sorbents Designated Items:

28 28 Biobased Initial U.S.D.A. Designations Initial U.S.D.A. Designations Mobile equipment hydraulic fluids Mobile equipment hydraulic fluids Urethane roof coatings Urethane roof coatings Water tank coatings Water tank coatings Diesel fuel additives Diesel fuel additives Penetrating lubricants Penetrating lubricants Bedding, bed linens, towels Bedding, bed linens, towels

29 Biobased Products (cont'd) Adhesive and Mastic Removers Biodegradable Containers Bio-Fluid Filled Transformers Composite Panels Fertilizers Grease and Graffiti Removers Hand Cleaners and Sanitizers Insulating Foams – Wall Construction Metal Working Fluids Sorbents Round 2 Designations – Effective May 14, 2009

30 Biobased Products (contd) 2 Cycle Engine Oils Biodegradable Cutlery Biodegradable Films Carpet Cleaners Carpets Dust Suppressants Glass Cleaners Greases Hydraulic Fluid – Stationary Equipment Lip Care Balm Round 3 Designations – Effective May 14, 2009

31 Biobased Products (contd) Bath and Tile Cleaners Biobased Clothing Concrete and Asphalt Release Fluids Cutting, Drilling and Tapping Oils De-Icers Durable Plastic Films Fire Arm Lubricants Floor Strippers Laundry Products Wood and Concrete Sealers Round 4 Designations – Effective May 14, 2009

32 32 Where Can These Products Be Found? Open Market Open Market Government Supply Sources Government Supply Sources General Services Administration (GSA) General Services Administration (GSA) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Government Printing Office (GPO) Government Printing Office (GPO) Your Facility Supply Store Your Facility Supply Store JWOD JWOD

33 33 AP Made Easy… Use The Web Use The Web For Information For Information EPA: and USDA DOE: To Search for Products To Search for Products GSA DLA EPA CA Waste Management Boards Recycled Content Database: Waste Management Boards Recycled Content Database:

34 34 How Will Purchases of EPA- Designated Items Be Monitored? EPA RCRA Inspections EPA RCRA Inspections EPA Facility Questionnaires EPA Facility Questionnaires Reporting of Purchases Reporting of Purchases Annual Purchase Card Audit Annual Purchase Card Audit IG Inspections IG Inspections

35 35 How Do I Report Purchase Card Transactions? Purchases Should Be Reported Above the Micro-purchase Threshold Purchases Should Be Reported Above the Micro-purchase Threshold Affirmative Procurement Reporting Procedures Vary From Site to Site Affirmative Procurement Reporting Procedures Vary From Site to Site Contact Your Recycling Coordinator, Green Acquisition Advocate, or Equivalent for Procedures at your Site Contact Your Recycling Coordinator, Green Acquisition Advocate, or Equivalent for Procedures at your Site Contacts are at Contacts are at

36 36 What Should You Do? Keep the list of handy or bookmark EPAs and USDAs Recycled and Biopreferred Home Pages – refer to them when planning purchases Keep the list of handy or bookmark EPAs and USDAs Recycled and Biopreferred Home Pages – refer to them when planning purchases Maximize your purchases of recycled- content items by Maximize your purchases of recycled- content items by Searching for recycled-content products in catalogs and online sourcesSearching for recycled-content products in catalogs and online sources Requesting recycled-content items from your vendorsRequesting recycled-content items from your vendors Document noncompliant purchases (those not meeting recycled or biopreferred content requirements) for reasons of availability, price or performance Document noncompliant purchases (those not meeting recycled or biopreferred content requirements) for reasons of availability, price or performance

37 37 Need More Information? Denise Clarke -DOE Purchase Card Program Manager ( ) Richard Langston -Procurement Policy Analyst ( ) Donald Lentzen -Affirmative Procurement Program Manager ( ) Print your completion certificate from the next slide. If you are using NetScape, press escape if in view mode, click on the center of the slide, enter your name, then print slide 35. If you are using Internet Explorer, right click on the next slide, select EDIT, insert your name and then click outside the slide; print slide 35. Furnish a copy to your local purchase card coordinator! Just one more step – Prepare your Certificate Thanks for learning about our Program.

38 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AFFIRMATIVE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PROCUREMENT TRAINING FOR PURCHASE CARD USERS CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION NAMEDATE In Recognition of Your Completion of the Department of Energy Affirmative Procurement Program Overview Training 1 Hour Credit


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