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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.

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
SFTool 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 .
GPC Logo GSA's Green Procurement Compilation: Identify minimum Federal sustainable acquisition requirements, sample source selection criteria, and sample contract language
SFTool Logo EPA's Sustainable Marketplaceopens in new window: Identify best practices for cost-effective, sustainable acquisitions and learn more about EPA recommended ecolabels
SFTool 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 Verifying 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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