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Green Purchasing

Video: Buy Green (Pt 2 of 6)

In the latest GSA Training: Buy Green video (pt 2 of 6), Dana Arnold, the Director of the Program Analysis Division, gives more insight on buying green products. This presentation delivers information on sustainable products, the Federal Green Purchasing Program, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 23, and a variety of market research tools. Click here to watch this video on YouTube

Be sure to tune in Next Wednesday for more information regarding market research tools!


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Video: Buy Green (Pt 1 of 6)

Dana Arnold, the Director of the Program Analysis Division at GSA, kicks off this GSA Training: Buy Green series with the ‘Using the GSA Schedules to Help You Buy “Green”’ presentation. In this introductory video, Dana defines and discusses green purchasing,  green attributes, green products, green purchasing terminology, and legal requirements associated with buying green.  Click here to watch this video on YouTube.

Stay tuned for next week’s video as Dana continues with the GSA Training: Buy Green series.


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Sustainability and the Small Business

I have recently joined the Sustainability in Procurement Fellows which is led by Nancy Gillis and is helping immensely in expanding my knowledge of the topic to be a resource for small business.  The Executive Order (E.O.) 13514 is pushing Federal buyers to make sustainable acquisitions.  What this means for small business is that some procurements will have requirements and standards as to what the government considers green.  Vendors who are currently calling themselves green may not be viewed that way by government buyers in the near future.  


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