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GSA Updates the Green Procurement Compilation (GPC) with Several New Features

GSA recently updated its Green Procurement Compilation (GPC) -- formerly Green Products Compilation -- to include several new features, including a portal devoted to green services.

The GPC is a publicly available web site that allows users to identify applicable federal green purchasing requirements for products and services.  

The new services portal now contains green procurement guidance for eight services: Cafeteria & Food Services, Electronic Leasing, Fleet Maintenance, Janitorial Services, Landscaping Services, Laundry Services, Meeting & Conference Services, and Pest Management.  The guidance addresses green product requirements and optional green practices that federal buyers may incorporate into contracts.  In addition, a “Where to Buy” section directs potential buyers to the applicable GSA Multiple Award Schedule for each service.  

The green products portal identifies all product types covered by the BioPreferred (biobased), Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (recycled content), Design for the Environment, Energy Star, EPEAT, Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP), and WaterSense programs.  When compliant products are available under MAS contracts, users may also link directly to a pre-populated search in GSA Advantage! for each product type.  Since the search results only return compliant products, it is critical for MAS vendors to accurately identify product offerings with environmental attributes.  With the exception of EPA’s Design for the Environment program, all environmental programs in the GPC are also included as environmental icons in GSA Advantage!.  

Additional new features of the GPC include:

  • Offers direct links to environmental program websites.

  • Allows users to download the entire GPC database into a single Excel, Text, or CSV file.

  • Allows users to create customized product lists, allowing users to download green product information for selected items.

The GPC lists products for which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, or U.S. Department of Agriculture have issued designations or otherwise provided guidance for environmental or energy attributes.  Users can browse the GPC to identify the applicable environmental programs (e.g., Energy Star, WaterSense) by product type and category.  The GPC also indicates the applicable GSA Multiple Award Schedule and Special Item Number and links users to a pre-populated search in GSA Advantage for compliant items.

Visit the GPC today at http://gsa.gov/portal/category/103555 to learn more!

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