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1 Pat Rippey US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine APG, MD Green Procurement Greening Our Contracts

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3 TOPICS  DOD Green Procurement Policy  Federal Acquisition Regulations  Implementing GP  GP Tracking and Reporting

4 What do we mean by “Green Procurement”?  Showing preference for purchasing products that are: Made with Recycled Content Made with Biobased Products Energy and Water Efficient Alternative Fuels or Vehicles Renewable Energy Sources Sustainable Building Materials Lacking in Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS) and Priority Chemicals EPEAT-registered Electronic Equipment Environmentally Preferable

5 Why Buy Green? Use products that are healthier for the workforce and the environment Save energy and natural resources Promote recycling programs Create jobs Support US agriculture Reduce disposal costs and hazards Save money!

6 How Can We “Go Green”?  Identify mission requirements and product/service contract requirements  Incorporate the procurement preferences Recycled content, biobased, environmentally preferable, energy efficient mission Green

7 DOD Green Procurement Policy and Strategy  Formally Establishes DOD Green Procurement Program (GPP) and Metrics  Requires that green products and services be considered as first choice for all procurements  Assigns responsibility to virtually every DOD employee; notes need for GPP awareness training  Requires implementation at organizational level where initial purchasing requirements are defined  Requires documentation of objectives, targets, and actions in an installation-level plan  Uses the EMS framework for implementation August 2004, Updated 2008

8 DOD Metrics  Increase in the number of contracts meeting requirements for recycled-content products in the Contract Action Report  Increase in the purchases of Federally-defined indicator items (applies to purchase card, MILSTRIP purchases)  Increase in the percentage of contracting personnel trained in Green Procurement  Increase in organizations or installations participating in the Federal Electronics Challenge  Decrease in contract audit findings indicating lack of compliance with GP requirements.

9 DOD GP Policy Requires:  Review of proposed procurements and acquisitions for inclusion of green procurement requirements  Consideration of environmental and energy aspects of a planned acquisition or procurement  Identification and development of specifications based on consideration of all of the green attributes identified

10 DOD GP Policy  Responsibilities of Procurement Request Originators and Acquisition Program Managers: Identify whether green products and services are available and can satisfy requirements for price, performance, and availability Ensure that relevant GP requirements are identified prior to submission to the contracting office Consult with contractual and environmental specialists to prepare statements of work or specifications that incorporate relevant GP requirements

11 DOD GP Policy  Responsibilities of Procurement Request Originators and Acquisition Program Managers: Document exceptions to GP requirements Apply life-cycle cost concepts to determine cost effectiveness of green alternatives Provide oversight of contract execution to ensure GP requirements are addressed in accordance with the terms of the contract

12 DOD GP Policy  Responsibilities of Procurement Offices: Review procurement requests for green supplies and services Provide guidance to procurement request originators Incorporate green procurement language, provisions and FAR clauses in contracts Ensure contract actions, through execution and close-out, meet FAR requirements for green procurement Place written justification in contract file to explain why EPA-designated items not acquired

13 DOD GP Policy and Strategy  Responsibilities of Environmental Managers: Implement an awareness program to promote GP Advise the procurement request originators and contracting officers on acquisition strategies for green products and services and provide regulatory and availability information Provide GP consultation support to all personnel and organizations involved in the purchasing process Provide recommendations to management personnel across all purchasing organizations on the preparation, implementation, and monitoring of the GPP Assist procurement organizations and personnel in utilizing the FPDS data and the ERLS tool to track performance

14 GP Put Into Practice  Air Force installations are increasing the use of biobased and other environmentally preferable cleaning products as part of their aircraft maintenance and other programs that clean machinery, equipment, and facilities.  Leading By Example: A Report to the President on Federal Environmental and Energy Management, Oct 2007

15 A Second Life! Match the product on the left with the recycled/biobased product on the right  Coffee beans, banana peels, tobacco leaves  Old blue jeans  U.S. currency  Potato starch and limestone  Automobile tires  Plastic drink bottles  Soybean oil  Wheat straw or jute  Cotton seed lint or crushed walnut shells Paper Park benches and clothing Playground material Ink Particleboard Spill Absorbent Coffee cups and tableware Food service packaging Pencils

16 Why Buy Green? Resource Conservation And Recovery Act of 1976 Federal Acquisition Regulations Executive Orders and Farm Bill Energy Policy Act 2005

17 WHO HAS TO COMPLY?  Section 6002 of RCRA required procuring agencies to have procurement preference programs for recycled-content products  “Procuring Agencies” include: Any Federal Agency (e.g., DOD) Any state or local agency using appropriated Federal funds for a procurement Persons contracting with such agenciescontracting RCRA

18 RCRA 6002 (d)  All Federal Agencies having responsibility for drafting or reviewing specifications for procurement items shall: Eliminate any exclusion of recovered materials Eliminate requirements for the use of virgin materials Assure that specifications require the use of recovered material to the maximum extent possible

19 Designated Products – Mandatory Preference Programs  EPA’s “Buy Recycled” Program Products designated since 1995 Currently 62 designated products  USDA’s “BioPreferred” Program Products designated since 2006 Currently 42 designated items

20 Typical Post-consumer materials  Post-Consumer Materials are recovered materials specifically generated in the consumer sector (homes, businesses, etc). These make up the largest portion of the overall waste stream – so it is important to look for post-consumer material content in the products we purchase

21 EPA’s Buy Recycled Program: Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPGs) and Recovered Materials Advisory Notices (RMANs)  CPGs designate the products that must contain recovered material  RMANs provide recommended recycled-content percentages and guidance on buying recycled- content products CPG: What Products To Buy RMAN: Recycled Content Levels Example: Recycled paper Example: 30% post consumer

22 Exceptions  According to RCRA, procuring agencies must show procurement preferences for designated products unless the product: Is available only at an unreasonable price Will not meet reasonable performance standards Is unavailable within a reasonable timeframe or at a sufficient level of competition Price Performance Availability

23 How Do I Use An Exception?  If you purchase a noncompliant product for reasons of price, performance, or availability, AND the purchase was above the micropurchase threshold, you must document the reasons for not purchasing the compliant (e.g. recycled or biobased) product Called a written determination or justification

24 EPA-Designated Products under the Buy Recycled Program  Construction  Landscaping  Non-paper Office Products  Paper and Paper Products  Parks and Recreation  Transportation  Vehicular  Miscellaneous Product Categories:

25 CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS DESIGNATED CPG ITEMS:  Building insulation  Carpet  Cement and concrete  Consolidated and reprocessed latex paint  Floor tiles  Laminated paperboard  Patio blocks  Shower and restroom dividers  Structural fiberboard  Carpet cushion  Flowable fill  Railroad grade crossings/surfaces  Modular Threshold Ramps  Nonpressure Pipe  Roofing Materials

26 RMANs Recommended Material Advisory Notices  Provide content recommendations and guidance on buying recycled-content products  Developed by EPA using industry standards and current technology  Represent products that: Are commercially available Are cost competitive Adhere to quality standards Buy all your rubber floor tiles with of % postconsumer content! RMAN

27 PRODUCT CATEGORY % POSTCONSUMER FIBER CONTENT % RECOVERED FIBER Polyester Carpet25-100% PET Reprocessed latex paint - white, off- white, pastel colors 20% minimum Nonpressure Pipe – PVC 5-15%25-100% Construction Products Example of RMANs RMAN

28 Key Points  Which of the following is NOT an acceptable justification for purchasing a designated product without recycled or biobased content? a. The price is unreasonable b. The product will not meet performance standards c. The product will be shipped overseas d. The product is not available within a reasonable time frame

29 USDA’s BioPreferred Program  Biobased products are commercial or industrial products (other than food or feed) that utilize biological products or renewable domestic agricultural (plant, animal, and marine) or forestry materials  The Farm Bill (May 2002) made Federal agency purchase of biobased products mandatory  One year from item designation, Federal agencies must incorporate preference for the biobased item into their purchasing programs

30 Benefits of Biobased Products  Provide renewable raw materials for a broad range of nonfood and nonfeed products  Provide new and expanded markets for agricultural feedstocks  Reduce U.S. dependence on petroleum and other imports  Introduce products that are friendlier to the environment than their petroleum- based counterparts  Foster rural and sustainable development Soybean powered Agricultural Research Service tour bus

31 , On 16 March 06, the first Biobased Items were designated mobile equipment hydraulic fluids urethane roof coatings water tank coatings diesel fuel additives penetrating lubricants bedding, linens, and towels There are now 42 designated items! Designated Biobased Items

32 Examples of Designated Items under the BioPreferred Program  Lip care products  Biodegradable films  Hydraulic fluids  Biodegradable cutlery  Glass cleaners  Greases  Dust suppressants  Carpets  Carpet and upholstery cleaners  Multipurpose cleaners  Adhesive and mastic removers  Hand cleaners/sanitizers  Biodegradable containers  Fertilizers  Sorbents  Graffiti and grease removers  Laundry products  Bathroom and spa cleaners  De-icers  Films

33 Army Research Laboratory used soy-based composite materials for the hood of the M35A3 truck Biobased soy hydraulic Fluids are used in the elevators of The Statue of Liberty “Biowalls” made of soybean oil, compost, woodchips, and limestone are used by the Navy to treat contaminated groundwater

34  “Federal agencies are using or testing nearly three dozen types of biobased products, including lubricants, personal and institutional cleaning products, construction products, fleet maintenance products, solvents, and landscaping products” - Leading By Example: A Report to the President on Federal Environmental and Energy Management, Oct 2007 Who’s Using Biobased Products?

35 Do you know?  Which of these is an example of a biobased product? a. Soy-based roof coating b. Non-ozone-depleting aerosol c. 35% post-consumer recycled paper d. Chlorine-free industrial wipes

36 Executive Order – Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management  Signed 24 January 2007  Consolidated and strengthened 5 EOs and 2 Memoranda  Summary – Federal purchasers must show preference for environmentally preferable products and take actions to conserve resources (fossil fuels, water, and energy)

37 EO  Green Procurement  Energy & water efficiency in facility design, construction, & operation  Reduction of toxic chemical use  Maintenance of waste reduction & recycling programs (DOD goal of 35%)  Design and construction of sustainable buildings  Increase in alternative fuel use by 10% per year & reduction of petroleum use by 2% per year  Procurement of EPEAT-registered electronics & management through end of life  Enabling of Energy Star features on computers & monitors  Key Requirements:

38 Executive Order – Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance  Requires federal agencies to “advance sustainable acquisition to ensure that 95 percent of new contract actions including task and delivery orders, for products and services with the exception of acquisition of weapon systems, are energy efficient, water efficient, biobased, environmentally preferable, non-ozone depleting, contain recycled content, or are non-toxic or less toxic alternatives, where such products and services meet agency performance requirements”

39 Other Aspects of Green Procurement Environmentally Preferable Energy and Water Efficient Alternative Fuels or Vehicles Renewable Energy Sources Sustainable Building Materials Lacking in Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS) and Priority Chemicals EPEAT-registered Electronic Equipment

40 Environmentally Preferable Purchasing  EPP is the procurement of products or services having a lesser effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services Examples: products that are less toxic, contain reduced VOCs, are durable or repairable, contain less packaging

41 Energy Efficient Products  Purchase devices with minimal standby power – at or below one watt where available  Consider ENERGY STAR ® and other energy efficient products when purchasing or contracting for energy- using products

42 Ozone-Depleting Substances  EO requires agencies to phase out the procurement of Class I ODSs by 31 Dec Facilities must: Switch to safe, approved alternatives Evaluate present and future uses of ODSs in equipment and systems Turn in all excess ODSs from out-of- service equipment to DoD Class I ODSs CFCs Halons Carbon tetrachloride Methyl chloroform

43 Electronics  EO requires that: 95% of electronic equipment purchased be registered using the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Computers and monitors have energy- saving features enabled Electronics be managed over the life cycle

44 Review WWhich of the following is NOT an element of Green Procurement? Environmentally Preferable Biobased Recovered Materials Sustainable Work Practices Energy Efficient

45 THE FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (FAR) How does it support Green Procurement?

46 Responsibilities  “Technical or requirements personnel and procurement personnel are responsible for the preparation, implementation, and monitoring of affirmative procurement programs.” FAR (a)

47 Where is Green Procurement in the FAR? Part 4 Part 7 Part 10 Part 11 Part 12 Part 13 Part 15 Part 23 Part 36 Part 42 Part 52

48 FAR Part 7 Acquisition Planning FAR Part 7 contains language that emphasizes procurement of recycled-content and environmentally preferable products and services. Part Agency heads must ensure that agency planners comply with the policy regarding procurement of products containing recovered materials, and environmentally preferable and energy-efficient products and services. Part 7.105(b)(16) requires written acquisition plans to: “discuss all applicable environmental and energy conservation objectives associated with the acquisition…”

49 FAR Part 11 Describing Agency Needs The FAR requires agencies to consider use of recovered materials, environmentally preferable purchasing criteria developed by EPA, and environmental objectives when developing specifications and standards describing government requirements and developing source selection factors.

50 FAR PART 23 – ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENCY, RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY, AND DRUG- FREE WORKPLACE  Subpart 23.2 – Energy and Water Efficiency and Renewable Energy  Subpart 23.4 – Use of Recovered Materials and Biobased Products  Subpart 23.7 – Contracting for Environmentally Preferable and Energy-Efficient Products and Services  Subpart 23.8 – Ozone-Depleting Substances

51 Section – Procedures  (a) (1) Contracting officers should refer to EPA’s list of EPA’s designated items when purchasing supplies that contain recovered material or services that could include the use of products that contain recovered material.  (a)(2) Contracting officers should refer to USDA’s list of USDA’s designated items when purchasing supplies that contain biobased material or services that could include supplies that contain biobased material.

52 FAR PROVISION , Biobased Product Certification  “As required by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 and the Energy Policy Act of 2005….the offeror certifies, by signing this offer, that biobased products to be used or delivered in the performance of the contract…will comply with the applicable specifications or other contractual requirements”

53 FAR CLAUSE , Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts  “the contractor shall make maximum use of biobased products that are USDA- designated items” Unless applicable exemptions (price, performance, availability) apply, or Unless the product falls under categorical exemption (such as spacecraft system or military equipment for combat missions)

54 FAR PROVISION , Recovered Material Certification  Must be included in solicitations for, or that specify the use of, recovered materials  Reads: “As required by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(i)), the offeror certifies, by signing this offer, that the percentage of recovered materials to be used in the performance of the contract will be at least the amount required by the applicable contract specifications.”

55 Standard Contract Terms and Conditions (example)  “Except as specifically waived in writing, for reasons of price, performance, or availability, any products provided as part of the performance of the contract must meet minimum percentage levels for recycled content as specified in exhibit A-1 to these standard contract terms and conditions.”

56 Exhibit A-1 (example) Paper and Paper Products % Postconsumer fiber % Recovered Fiber Paperboard70%100% Bond paper30% Corrugated containers 50%

57 Who’s Using Recycled Products? US Army TACOM developed retread tire specifications and qualifications list NAVFAC incorporated sustainability and green products into construction specifications Unified Facility Guide Specifications incorporated recovered materials and environmental considerations Crane Army Ammunition Activity reused MJU decoy flares

58 FAR CLAUSE , ESTIMATE OF PERCENTAGE OF RECOVERED MATERIAL CONTENT FOR EPA-DESIGNATED PRODUCTS  Must be included in contracts that exceed the simplified acquisition threshold ($100K) and that are for the purchase of, or specify the use of, an EPA-designated item.

59 EPEAT Clause for Computer Products  – Contract Clauses  Insert Clause , IEEE* 1680 Standard for the Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products, in all solicitations and contracts for— (i) Personal computer products; (ii) Services that require furnishing of personal computer products for use by the Government; or (iii) Contractor operation of Government-owned facilities.  Requires EPEAT level of bronze or higher *Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

60 Subpart 23.2 Energy and Water Efficiency and Renewable Energy  Policy.  The Government's policy is to acquire supplies and services that promote energy and water efficiency, advance the use of renewable energy products, and help foster markets for emerging technologies. This policy extends to all acquisitions, including those below the simplified acquisition threshold.

61 Energy-Using Products  Energy Efficient Products Agencies shall purchase ENERGY STAR ® or other energy-efficient items listed on the Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) list; and Agencies shall meet standby wattage recommendations on FEMP's Standby Power Devices product listing, or purchase products using no more than one watt in standby mode, or purchase with lowest practical standby wattage (If life cycle cost effective and available)

62 Contracting for Energy Efficient Products and Services  Energy Efficient Products  When contracting for services that will include the provision of energy- using products, including contracts for design, construction, renovation, or maintenance of a public building, agencies will follow same guidelines as for purchasing products (energy efficiency and standby wattage)

63 Applicability to Performance Contracts  Energy Savings Performance Contracts  Section 403 of Executive Order of June 3, 1999, Greening the Government through Efficient Energy Management, requires an agency to use an energy- savings performance contract when life- cycle cost-effective, to reduce energy use and cost in the agency's facilities and operations

64 GP Examples - DOD Performance-based contracting used successfully to incorporate green elements into the post 9/11 Pentagon renovations 7.5 tons of steel recovered from the World Trade Center used to construct bow of USS New York VIRGINIA Class Submarine Program designed using greener materials (adhesives, coatings, lubricants, cleaners) All Government diesel-powered vehicles at Robins Air Force Base are now required to be fueled with B20 ultra low sulfur biodiesel, which contains 20 percent soy biodiesel

65 Subpart 23.8 – Ozone-Depleting Substances  Policy. Implement cost-effective programs to minimize the procurement of materials and substances that contribute to the depletion of stratospheric ozone; and Give preference to the procurement of alternative chemicals, products, and manufacturing processes that reduce overall risks to human health and the environment by lessening the depletion of ozone in the upper atmosphere.

66 Summary of FAR Requirements  Part 23 – Environment, Energy And Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety, And Drug-free Workplace  Summarizes regulations, policies, and procedures  Requires contracting officers to insert clauses related to GP into solicitations and contracts  Requires contractors to estimate percentages actually used  Part 4 – Administrative Matters  Requires paper documents to be submitted on double-sided recycled paper Part 4 Part 23 Part 36

67 Summary of FAR Requirements (cont’d)  Part 36 – Construction and Architect- Engineer Contracts  Requires A-E firms to specify use of recovered materials in designs  Includes AP in selection criteria for A-E firms  Part 7 – Acquisition Planning  Requires planners to specify compliance with minimum content standards for paper  …And to comply with AP, EPP, and energy- efficient requirements Part 7 Part 11 Part 13

68 Summary of FAR Requirements (cont’d)  Part 10 – Market Research  Establishes policy to maximize use of recovered material & promote energy efficiency  Market research must include seeking items containing recovered material  Part 11 – Describing Agency Needs  Exec Agencies must consider AP and EPP in specs, descriptions, standards, requirements, and source selection criteria  Agencies must not require virgin materials  Agencies must use clause on materials requirements

69 Summary of FAR Requirements (cont’d)  Part 12 – Acquisition of Commercial Items  Directs the KO to use the provisions and clauses in FAR Part 23 for items being acquired  Part 13 – Simplified Acquisition Procedures  Estimating recovered material use not applicable under $100,000 and estimating clause is not required  However, all purchases (including below micropurchase threshold) must meet AP requirements  Part 42 – Contract Administration  Ensure compliance with specifications for use of environmentally preferable & energy efficient materials  Ensure the contractor complies with reporting requirements for use of recovered materials Part 13

70 Contracting Exercise Greening a Contract

71 Example: Construct Running Trail Product/ Service Recycled ContentEnvironmentally Preferable Other

72 Example: Construct Running Trail Product/ Service Recycled ContentEnvironmentally Preferable Other Running Surface

73 Example: Construct Running Trail Product/ Service Recycled ContentEnvironmentally Preferable Other Running Surface Recycled Rubber

74 Example: Construct Running Trail Product/ Service Recycled ContentEnvironmentally Preferable Other Running Surface Recycled RubberNatural soil or wood chips

75 Example: Construct Running Trail Product/ Service Recycled ContentEnvironmentally Preferable Other Running Surface Recycled RubberNatural soil or wood chips Avoid disturbance of wetlands and habitat

76 Implementing Green Procurement mission Green Planning Data and Reporting Contract Development Quality Assurance

77 Poor Planning Leads to….

78 Planning Phase  In the planning/statement of work phase, the Technical Activity/Requirements Generators must Determine whether the project or contract could involve the use of EPA- or USDA-designated products or services Include the applicable standards (RMANs or biobased percentages) for those products as specifications or technical exhibits Determine if there are green alternatives to other products or services used in the performance of the contract Identify other applicable green procurement elements (energy and water efficiency, etc)

79 Examples of Product Attributes  Use of Recovered Materials (e.g., aluminum, steel)  Use of Biobased Products  Reduced toxic materials  Modular, upgradable parts  Design for End-of-Life  Product Longevity  Light weighting  Energy Conservation  Corporate Performance  Packaging

80 Contract Development  Contracting officers are to refer to the list of CPGs “when purchasing supplies that contain recovered material or services that could include supplies that contain recovered material.” (FAR23.405(b))  Ensure that appropriate FAR provisions clauses are included in contracts  Include environmental considerations as a selection criteria (HW management, P2, recycling, and GP)

81 Contract Development: GP Contracting Checklist  Incorporate the technical requirements related to GP into the statement of work or contract specifications  Require submittals by the contractor that enable reporting and confirm objectives are being met  Ensure the appropriate FAR provisions and clauses support the specifications and hold the contractor to the requirements  Incorporate environmental considerations as selection criteria  Develop and provide GP awareness training to contractors if needed  Hold pre-award and/or post-award meetings to reinforce objectives

82 Quality Assurance  As the contract is executed, QA should be performed to ensure that GP objectives are met: Inspect product deliverables for specified recycled content or green attributes Maintain contract work file (justifications for non-compliant purchases) Review contractor purchases

83 Performance-Based Services Acquisition: Incentives & Remedies  Incentives “Award Fee Contract Arrangements” “Award Term Contract Arrangements” Past Performance Evaluations  Remedies Withhold payment for supplies that do not conform

84 Example Specifications - Electronics  Include relevant energy-efficient criteria in specifications and product descriptions: FEMP, Energy Star, and EPEAT certified products 1-watt (or less) standby mode Power-down capabilities Longer replacement cycles for equipment Show preference energy efficient (LCD) display units over CRTs

85 Reporting of Designated Product Purchases  Federal Agencies are required to report applicable purchases annually to the Offices of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) and Federal Environmental Executive (OFEE)  Data source is the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS)

86 Reporting (FPDS) Tracks the number of contracts that include designated items, the percentage of procurement actions containing applicable contract clauses, and the dollar amount of these contracts Also tracks the justifications used for noncompliant purchases FPDS data captured using: DD 350 Contract Action Report (CAR) Contract Action Report DFARS Final Rule 66 FR 47096

87 DD 350  Line B12F EPA-Designated Products:  A. With minimum recovered material content  B. FAR (c)(1) Justification (price)  C. FAR (c)(2) Justification (performance)  D. FAR (c)(3) Justification (availability)  E. No EPA-Designated Products Acquired  Line B12G Recovered Material Clauses:  A. FAR  B. FAR and DD 350

88 Reporting of 8 Indicator Items Indicator ItemApplicable Contract(s) Sanitary TissueJanitorial Services TonerCopier Services ConcreteConstruction, Renovation Landscaping TimberLandscaping, Construction Park Benches, Picnic TablesLandscaping, Construction, Morale/Welfare Traffic BarricadesConstruction Re-refined OilFleet Maintenance, Facility Maintenance SignageConstruction, Facility Maintenance

89 FPDS-Next Generation and CAR  FPDS-NG and the Contract Action Report (CAR) has replaced DD 350, and includes the following fields: Use of Recovered Materials FAR Included FAR and FAR Included No Clauses Included Use of EPA-Designated Products Meets requirements Does not meet – Justification: Performance Does not meet – Justification: Price Does not meet – Justification: Time Not required

90 Tracking Training  Incorporate training into required KO training  Use training data for job series 1102 (contracting) for percent of personnel trained  Data source for DOD metric

91 Green Procurement on the Web… For General GP Information Federal Facilities Environmental Stewardship and Compliance Assistance Center (FedCenter): For Sample Contract Language EPA: Green Purchasing List Server https://list.denix.osd.mil/lyris

92 In Summary  Green Procurement is showing preference for green products when they satisfy requirements of price, performance, and availability

93 What Should You Do?  Incorporate green preferences into specifications and acquisition documents  Include appropriate FAR provisions and clauses in applicable contracts  Use the DD 350/CAR to capture contract purchases of recycled and (soon) biobased products  Add GP to contract training, procedures, and inspection programs

94 For More Information: Contact: Pat Rippey US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (USACHPPM) Ground Water and Solid Waste Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD DSN Comm (410)


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