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Using Acquisition Lifecycle 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 lifecycle.

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 Gateway: 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 Check.
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 Marketplace: 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 8L) identify the sustainability requirements included in contract.
SFTool Product Search Logo SFTool Product Search: 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 Management: Contains resources (e.g. Biobased Reporting Quick Start Guide) 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): Contracting Officers can capture contractor’s compliance with sustainable acquisition requirements for contract.
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