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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.  

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DOD Memo: Compliance with the DoD Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan, Sub Goal 6.1 - 95% of Procurements Conducted Sustainably

The Title of the Memo is a bit long, but the content is important, and worth reading.  Especially note the part that says Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) is requiring that all departments addressed in the memo will conduct a review of 100 sample contract actions to make sure they comply with the requirements.  

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Closing out Fiscal Year 2011

As we wrap of the month of September to close our Fiscal Year 2011 we have made many accomplishments. The Associate Administrator, Jiyoung Park, sent our a letter to the OSBU's nationwide stating:

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Sustainability Innovation

If we can't find you how can we buy from you?  

Are you a small business creating new ways to be sustainable in products and services?  We want to hear from you.  Tell us about your innovation!

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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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