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Buyer Resources

The links below are additional resources for sustainable acquisition.

Using Acquisition Life Cycle Tools

There are a number of tools and resources provided by the Federal government to promote cost-effective and sustainable acquisition (e.g. energy and water efficient products, reduced life cycle costs). This webpage provides guidance for how each of the tools can be best utilized during each phase of the procurement life cycle.

GPC Logo GSA's Green Procurement Compilation: Identify minimum Federal sustainable acquisition requirements, sample source selection criteria, and sample contract language.
SFTool Logo GSA's SFTool: Use modules within Learn and Plan sections (e.g. water efficiency, healthy indoor environments, responsible business conduct) to research best practices.
GSA Environmental Program Aisle Logo GSA Environmental Program Aisle on GSA Advantage:opens in new window Designed to give you easy access to the wide variety of environmental products and services offered by GSA.
Climate Risks Logo SFTool Framework for Managing Climate Risks to Federal Agency Supply Chains: This risk management framework provides guidance to Federal agencies ready to assess observed and expected climate or weather-related risks to supply chains.
FAS BIC Logo Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Best-in-Class (BIC) Designated Solutions:opens in new window The designation identifies government-wide contracts that satisfy key criteria defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Acquisition Gateway Logo Acquisition Gatewayopens in new window: When researching existing acquisition vehicles for potential use in meeting your requirement, check whether an existing contract has minimum sustainable acquisition requirements by looking for Green Checkopens in new window .
EPA Logo EPA's Sustainable Marketplaceopens in new window: Identify best practices for cost-effective, sustainable acquisitions and learn more about EPA recommended ecolabels
FPDS Logo Federal Procurement Data System: When documenting contract award, the contracting officer should ensure applicable sustainability fields (8K and 8Lopens in new window) identify the sustainability requirements included in contract.
SFTool Product Search Logo SFTool Product Searchnon government site opens in new window: Contractors can utilize this tool to efficiently locate cost-effective and sustainable products that comply with requirements of contract.
Verifying Delivery Logo SFTool Strategies to Ensure Successful Delivery of Sustainable Products and Services Module: This module can be used to identify best practices for validating that contractors provide compliant products and services.
SAM Logo System for Awards Managementopens in new window: Contains resources (e.g. Biobased Reporting Quick Start Guideopens in new window) to help applicable service and construction contracts submit biobased and/or HFC report in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations.
CPARS Logo Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS)opens in new window: Contracting Officers can capture contractor’s compliance with sustainable acquisition requirements for contract.



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Green Procurement Compilation (GPC)

The Green Procurement Compilation (GPC) consolidates and organizes information from several federal green purchasing programs in one place, saving you from researching multiple web sites.

It makes it easy to identify sustainable products and their associated guidance documentation to facilitate green purchasing decisions.

Click here to view the Green Procurement Compilation (GPC)

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