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Feds Propose Green Procurement Policy Letter

January 06, 2008


The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP),is proposing to issue a policy letter on green procurement policies and strategies. The policy letter would address: (1) General responsibilities of agencies for the procurement of green products and services; (2) the relationship of green products and services to other socioeconomic programs; (3) automatic substitution policies; (4) listing of green products in Federal catalogues and online ordering systems; (5) green requirements for paper and printing; (6) application of green requirements in service contracting; and (7) energy efficiency.

The proposed policy letter would implement specific provisions of Executive Order 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management, Section 6002 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (42 U.S.C. 6962), the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (42 U.S.C. 6903), the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 6361), and Section 9002 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8102). The proposed policy letter, when finalized, would supersede OFPP Policy Letter 92–4, Procurement of Environmentally-Sound and Energy-Efficient Products and Services, dated November 2, 1992.

Comments must be received in writing on or before February 26, 2008 to be considered in the formulation of the final policy letter.

Source: Federal Register, December 28, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 248)

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