GLRPPR Sector Resource: Green Procurement Compilation (GPC)
Green Procurement Compilation (GPC)
The Green Procurement Compilation (GPC) is a comprehensive green purchasing resource designed for federal contracting personnel and program managers. It is a tool to facilitate the purchase of products and services with reduced environmental impacts. It contains information on mandatory purchase programs contained in FAR Part 23 (Energy Star, CPG, and Biopreferred Products) as well as environmental products available through supply programs such as Ability One and the U.S. General Services Administration.
This database links you to:
-- Contract language, specifications, and policies created and used by federal and state governments and others to buy environmentally preferable products and services;
-- Environmental standards and guidelines developed by federal and independent standards-setting organizations including: Design for the Environment (DfE) Program for lower hazard products (EPA); Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines for recycled-content products (EPA); Biopreferred Program for biobased products (US Department of Agriculture); ENERGY STAR and Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) for energy efficient products (Department of Energy & EPA); WaterSense for water efficient products (EPA); ASTM, ANSI, Green Seal, EcoLogo, Scientific Certification Systems, MBDC Cradle to Cradle and other independent and non-governmental "green" product certification programs;
-- Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program for ozone-depleting chemical substitutes.
-- Product vendors and service providers that meet these standards, including federal supply programs;
-- Other useful sources of information on the environmentally preferable attributes of products and services.
U.S. EPA, Green Procurement
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