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Training for Procurement of Green Products and Services
As the single largest purchaser in the United States, the Federal Government is required by Executive Order (EO) 13423,Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management and EO 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance to procure green products and services. Programs which identify green goods or services include:
- Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (Affirmative Procurement) - https://www.epa.gov/smm/comprehensive-procurement-guideline-cpg-program
- Environmentally Preferable Purchasing - https://www.epa.gov/greenerproducts/about-environmentally-preferable-purchasing-program
- Energy Star and WaterSense - https://www.energystar.gov/buildings/program-administrators/federal-agencies
- NonOzone Depleting Substances - https://www.epa.gov/snap/global-emissions-substitutes-ozone-depleting-substances
- FEMP (designated products and standby-power devices - https://www.epa.gov/greenerproducts/electronic-product-environmental-assessment-tool-epeat
- Alternative Fueled Vehicles - https://www.afdc.energy.gov/fuels/
- BioPreferred - https://www.biopreferred.gov
All Wallops civil servants and contractors must request products which comply with these programs. Before requesting items included in the Affirmative Procurment program (toner cartridges, file folders, etc) or BioPreferred programs (penetrating oils, laundry detergent, etc) which do not meet program guidelines, a waiver must be obtained from the Environmental Office. Contact Joel Mitchell at Joel.T.Mitchell@nasa.gov or at extension 1127.
If you would like to learn more about these programs, the NASA lead Center on Recycling and Sustainable Acquisition will be offering a training class at Wallops on:
Thursday March 22, 2012 from 9:00 – 10:00 in Building E-104 Chincoteague room
To sign up, please contact Marianne Simko at Marianne.F.Simko@nasa.gov or at extension 2127.
If you are unable to attend, but would like more information, please visit our Green Purchasing page or contact Marianne Simko or Joel Mitchell as described above.