Products used in the operation and maintenance of cafeterias, including tableware, appliances, and grease traps. Products in this category may also apply to the acquisition of janitorial, cafeteria & food, construction, facilities operations & maintenance, and meeting & conference services.
References and Guidance
Other cafeteria items like molded pulp trays can contain recycled content and/or biobased content materials.
Before buying new products, be sure to consider excess personal property from other federal agencies. It's not just the mandatory first source of supply, it's sustainable! Visit GSAXcess® to search the federal government’s available excess personal property for transfer.
To promote fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution, consider using a SmartWay Transport Partner for shipment of your products.
FAR clause 52.223-11, Ozone-Depleting Substances and High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons, requires contractors to report annually "the amount in pounds of hydrofluorocarbons or refrigerant blends containing hydrofluorocarbons contained in the equipment and appliances delivered to the Government under this contact." Similarly, FAR clause 52.223-12, Maintenance, Service, Repair, or Disposal of Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners, requires contractors to report annually “the amount in pounds of hydrofluorocarbons or refrigerant blends containing hydrofluorocarbons added or taken out of equipment or appliances.” The reporting requirement applies to contracts issued on or after June 15, 2016 that contain this clause. It also applies for equipment and appliances that normally each contain 50 or more pounds of HFCs or refrigerant blends containing HFCs. For FY2016, the information is reported to the Contracting Officer. Thereafter, reporting is done through the System for Award Management in the fall, following conclusion of a Federal fiscal year.
- EPA’s Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
- EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines
- GSA Green Lease Policies and Procedures
- Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and Associated Instructions
- The Federal Energy Management Program
- USDA's BioPreferred Designated Products
- Whole Building Design Guide