Federal Acquisition Service Office of Acquisition Management The Future of Federal Green Procurement Emile MonetteDirectorSustainability Division
Value to the Customer • Value: Keeping you current with the latest policies in sustainable acquisition. • Example: Executive Order 13514 (Oct. 5, 2009) includes sustainable procurement requirements for all new contracts. • Value: Ensuring you have direct knowledge of the tools available to assist you in meeting sustainable procurement requirements. • Example: FAS has a Green Purchasing Plan which contains a wealth of resources related to sustainable acquisition.
Sustainable Acquisition Policy • Use of the acquisition system to advance policy goals • Examples – small business, HUBZone, 8(a), etc. • How does “Sustainability” best fit into the acquisition system? • You are the people who get to make this happen!!!!
What are we talking about? • Executive Order 13514 • Legislative activity • GSA Green Purchasing Plan • GSA Advantage!® Icons & “Environmental Aisle” • Carbon Footprint Tool • Energy Services BPA
Executive Order 13514 - Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance • “…to establish an integrated strategy towards sustainability in the Federal Government and to make reduction of greenhouse gas emissions a priority for Federal agencies” • Exec. Order No. 13,514, 74 Fed. Reg. 52,117 (Oct. 8, 2009).
Executive Order 13514 - Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance • Sec. 2. Para. (h). Advance sustainable acquisition – • Energy efficient, water efficient, biobased, environmentally preferable, non-ozone depleting, recycled content, or non-toxic or less-toxic • Promote electronics stewardship • Sec. 13. Recommendations for Vendor and Contractor Emissions
Legislative activity HR 1766 & S 1830 – Amend Title 40, U.S. Code, to authorize state and local procurement of environmentally preferable “green” products and services from GSA Schedule contracts.
Green Purchasing Plan • Green purchasing requirements – • FAR 23 - prescribes acquisition policies and procedures for protecting and improving the quality of the environment by— • ***** • (d) Acquiring energy- and water-efficient products and services, environmentally preferable products, products containing recovered materials, and biobased products; • *****
Green Purchasing Plan • Categories of green products – • Recycled content, Energy Star and FEMP, Biobased and BioPreferred, Environmentally Preferable (EPEAT), Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Water Efficient, Non-Ozone Depleting, and Priority Chemicals
Green Purchasing Plan • Buying green through GSA – • GSA Advantage!®, Global Supply™, Catalogs, Open Market, & Service contracts • Recognition and incentives • Green purchasing reporting
GSA Advantage!® • Green Icons – • Collaborative effort between FAS and other agencies • Ensuring icons are meaningful and legitimate • Transparent to customers
Carbon Footprint Tool • Free access to the tool for federal agencies • Meets 3 primary goals – • 1. Provide baseline assessment of an agency’s “carbon footprint”; • 2. Provide link to GSA products & services that agencies can use as part of their GHG/energy/water reduction plans; and • 3. Reporting functionality to support EO reporting requirements.
Comprehensive Professional Energy Services BPA • Fulfill requirements of the ARRA, including EO 13423 • Increase efficient use of energy in the nation’s infrastructure • Include OFEE guidelines • Meet LEED and Energy Star standards for high-performance green buildings
What did he just say? • Executive Order 13514 • HR 1766, S 1830 • Environmental Management System • Green Purchasing Plan • GSA Advantage!® Icons & Environmental Aisle • Carbon Footprint Tool • Energy Services BPA
Questions, thoughts, concerns? • Emile Monette • (703) 605-5470 • email@example.com