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  • PTAC DOD APR 27
  • Our regions are our life line that carry our mssion throughout the nation Check out www.gsa.gov/OED to link to their home pages
  • Why? Executive Order
  • Spends $3.5 billion annually to provide energy to its facilities
  • Emphasize Obama administration for EO 13514. Emphasize EO 13514 is the first time a number goal was stated.
  • FAR contains many requirements concerning Green products and services. FAS effectively manages the rapid changes in regulation and product availability as well as emerging commercial trends. Ordering these through GSA vehicles means ordering products and services that meet FAR requirements; thereby helping your agency meet its FAR obligations. Part 4, Administrative Matters – Requires contractors to submit paper documents on 30 percent recycled content paper, printed or copied double-sided. Part 7, Acquisition Planning – Requires that acquisition plans and market research efforts include all applicable Federal acquisition requirements for green products and services when describing agency needs. FOCUS PARTICULARLY ON FAR PART 8 Part 8, Required Sources of Supplies and Services , deals with the acquisition of products and services from or through Government supply sources. FAR 8.4 outlines procedures for orders placed against GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contracts. FAR 8.4 prescribes ordering offices to consider environmental and energy efficiency considerations, among other factors, when making a best value determination – discuss Best Value/Price Review with participants the different ways in which FAS assists them. For example, Green products are grouped in special sections on both GSA Advantage! and GSA Global Supply System to make them easy to find and order. The GSA Environmental Products site provides a central clearing house of information on Green products and services. Part 10, Market Research , establishes procedures for conducting market research to reach the best means for acquiring products and services. Agencies are required to use market research to maximize the use of products that contain recovered materials and/or meet energy efficiency standards. FAR Part 11, Describing Agency Needs , requires agencies to establish requirements for the procurement of green products and services and consider environmental considerations in the development of source-selection factors. FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items, Subpart 12.3 provides standard solicitation provisions and contract clauses for the acquisition of commercial items that the contracting officer can use to make FAR Part 23 requirements applicable as long as the contractor officer is consistent with limitations contained in FAR 12.302. FAR Part 23, Environment, Energy and Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace, Establishes the requirement to purchase environmental products and services. This includes those that contain recovered materials, energy efficient products and services, products and services that use renewable energy technology, biobased products, and environmentally preferable products and services consistent with efficiency and cost effectiveness.
  • OMB/Administration are monitoring compliance with Green purchasing and agency effectiveness Like the scorecards used to evaluate agency progress in implementing the President’s Management Agenda, these scorecards define standards for success for specific elements. The Environmental Stewardship scorecard rates Federal agencies in terms of their compliance and progress toward compliance with environmental mandates and stewardship initiatives. Establishing an agency GPP is required in order to obtain a green rating on the OMB Environmental Stewardship Scorecard, highlighting the importance of the GPP.
  • Greenwashing New federal programs – BioPreferred, WaterSense
  • suggesting a product is “green” based on a single environmental attribute (e.g., paper is green because it has high level of recycled content) claim that cannot be substantiated by easily accessible supporting information, or by a reliable third-party certification claim so poorly defined or broad that its real meaning is likely to be misunderstood by intended consumer (“non-toxic”, “all natural”, “green”) claim that may be truthful but is unimportant and unhelpful for consumers seeking environmentally preferable products (“CFC-free”) environmental claims that are simply false (shampoos claiming to be certified organic, ENERGY STAR qualified caulk) “ green” claims that may be true within the product category, but risk distracting consumer from greater environmental impacts of product category (organic cigarettes, “green” lawn insecticides) gives impression of 3 rd -party endorsement where no such endorsement exists (aluminum foil with certification -like images with name of company’s own in-house environmental program without further explanation)
  • Exceptions - (1) unavailable, (2) not cost-effective, or (3) in support of the war fighter. FAR 23.203 GSAdvantage pop-up warning when ENERGY STAR equivalent items exist. 23.203  Energy-efficient products. (a) Unless exempt as provided at 23.204 — (1) When acquiring energy-consuming products listed in the ENERGY STAR® Program or Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)— (i) Agencies shall purchase ENERGY STAR® or FEMP-designated products; and (ii) For products that consume power in a standby mode and are listed on FEMP’s Low Standby Power Devices product listing, agencies shall— (A) Purchase items which meet FEMP’s standby power wattage recommendation or document the reason for not purchasing such items; or (B) If FEMP has listed a product without a corresponding wattage recommendation, purchase items which use no more than one watt in their standby power consuming mode. When it is impracticable to meet the one watt requirement, agencies shall purchase items with the lowest standby wattage practicable; and (2) When contracting for services or construction that will include the provision of energy-consuming products, agencies shall specify products that comply with the applicable requirements in paragraph (a)(1) of this section. (b) Information is available via the Internet about— (1) ENERGY STAR® at http://www.energystar.gov/products ; and (2) FEMP at http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/procurement/eep_requirements.html .
  • Environmentally preferable means products or services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose. This comparison applies to raw materials, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, use, reuse, operation, maintenance, and disposal. Environmentally preferable products (EPP) possess more than one environmental attribute characteristic. Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registered products fall under the category of an EPP because EPEAT registered products are not only energy-efficient but also have other environmental attributes, such as recycled content components or the elimination of toxic components. EPEAT is primarily overseen by the EPEAT Board of Advisors, an unpaid 12-person advisory board whose membership is a balanced representation of the stakeholders who developed EPEAT: environmental advocates, institutional purchasers, manufacturers, government policy professionals, researchers, and electronics recyclers. The current members of the EPEAT Board of Advisors are identified below. The EPEAT Board of Directors has legal authority over EPEAT but they are substantially guided by the recommendations of the EPEAT Board of Advisors. The Board of Advisors operates on a consensus decision-making basis.
  • If can’t meet CPG requirements, go for highest amount of recycled content possible. Nonpaper office products Binders, clipboards, file folders, clip portfolios, and presentation folders Office furniture Office recycling containers Office waste receptacles Plastic desktop accessories Plastic envelopes Plastic trash bags Printer ribbons Toner cartridges
  • FAR 23.403
  • The SNAP program has reviewed substitutes for the following industrial sectors : Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Foam Blowing Agents Cleaning Solvents Fire Suppression and Explosion Protection Aerosols Sterilants Tobacco Expansion Adhesives, Coatings & Inks
  • GREENSEAL Construction Materials, equipment and systems Electric chillers Paints and coatings Recycled content latex paint Windows and doors HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS Household cleaning products PRODUCTS IN FOOD AND FOOD SERVICE Food Preparation and food-service OFFICE PRODUCTS AND COMMUNICATION Printing and writing paper and newsprint FACILITY OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE Floor finishes and strippers Hand soaps and hand cleaners Institutional and industrial cleaners Paper towels, napkins and tissue paper GREENGUARD Indoor air-quality FSC Timber and paper products FSC is a certification system that provides internationally recognized standard-setting , trademark assurance and accreditation services to companies, organizations, and communities interested in responsible forestry . The FSC label provides a credible link between responsible production and consumption of forest products, enabling consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit people and the environment as well as providing ongoing business value.
  • Particularly relevant to Global Supply program because the product descriptions (National Stock Numbers) require that these environmental elements are identified. Can apply to MAS too though. Biodegradable – biobased vs. biodegradable. Measures % it biodegrades over a certain time. Low VOC – volatile organic compound Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are organic chemical compounds that have high enough vapor pressures under normal conditions to significantly vaporize and enter the earth's atmosphere. Volatile organic compounds are numerous and varied. Although ubiquitous in nature and modern industrial society, they may also be harmful or toxic. VOCs, or subsets of the VOCs, are often regulated .
  • Get top selling SINS Environmental Consulting Services Environmental Training Services Waste Management Services Materials and Waste Recycling and Disposal Services Environmental Advisory Services Geographic Information Services Remediation and Reclamation Services New Technology
  • Get top selling SINS Schedule 03FAC Facilities Maintenance and Management Energy Management Planning and Strategies Metering Services Energy Program Support Services Building Commissioning Services Energy Audit Services Resource Efficiency Management Innovations in Energy Water Conservation Schedule 84: Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue, Clothing, Marine Craft and Emergency/Disaster Response 246 42 2 - Facility Management Systems (includes Energy and Facility Management Functions and Services) 246 42 3 - Facility Management Systems (includes systems capable of both security functions and energy management functions) 246 53 - Facility Management and Energy Solutions (includes Energy Saving Performance Contracts)
  • GSA's Comprehensive Professional Energy Services (CPES) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) helps agencies achieve their energy, greenhouse gas, and water conservation goals using a streamlined acquisition process. Using the CPES BPA, agencies can: Acquire fully compliant energy services; Measurably move the nation towards greater reliance on clean energy technology solutions; Promote sustainability and environmental stewardship throughout federal government operations; Support the administration’s effort to retain and create jobs and put Americans back to work; Acquire services using the federal government’s first Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) to support energy services as required by the Recovery Act
  • Reduces costs. The benefits of preventing waste go beyond reducing reliance on other forms of waste disposal. Preventing waste also can mean economic savings for communities, businesses, schools, and individual consumers.

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  • GSA Multiple Award Schedule Buying Green Products and Green Services
  • Agenda
    • Small Business Utilization
      • Who is the SBUC
      • What do we do?
      • Mission
    • Program Purpose
      • What is GSA
      • Why the GSA MAS Program
      • Who Buys from this Program
    • Participation Criteria
      • Sales
      • Certifications
      • Experience
      • Time
    • Business Decision
      • Pros
      • Cons
    • Why Buy Green?
      • Mandates
      • Reporting Requirements
      • How GSA Can Help You
      • Buy Green Products
        • Environmental Aisle
        • Global Supply
      • Buy Green Services
    • SBUC Mission
      • The mission of the Office of Small Business Utilization is to promote and facilitate programs and activities which support an environment that provides nationwide contracting opportunities to all categories of small business owners.
    • Staff Office to the Administrator
    • Authority mandated by law through the Small Business Act of 1953, and amended by Public Law 95-507
    • Established to report to and advise the head of the agency on the implementation functions and duties under this act.
    • Advocates for Small, Small Disadvantaged, Veteran Service Disabled Veteran, HUBZone, and Women Small Business Owners.
    • Promoters of increased access to GSA’s nationwide procurement opportunities.
      • .
  • GSA Has 11 Regions Nationwide
    • Boston, MA
    • New York, NY
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Chicago, IL
    • Kansas City, MO
    • Ft. Worth, TX
    • Denver, CO
    • San Francisco, CA
    • Auburn, WA
    • Washington, DC
    GSA also has a satellite Small Business Center in Los Angeles, CA.
  • What do we do?
  • Reach out to the small business community
    • Networking activities
    • Counseling on contracting and marketing concerns
    • Developing and Support Conferences
  • Manage Small business Programs
    • Small Business Goaling Program
    • Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) program
    • Section 8(a) Program
    • Woman-Owned Small business Program
    • Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program
    • Veteran-owned Small Business and Service Disabled Veteran-owned Small Business Programs
  • Manage Small Business Programs
    • *Subcontracting Programs
    • *Mandatory Source Program
    • *Small Business Center program
    • *Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program
    • *SDVOSB Subcommittee
  • 2009 Small Business Procurement Goals
    • Small Business 36%
    • Small Disadvantaged Business 8%
    • Woman-owned Small Business 5%
    • HUBZone Small Business 3%
    • Service Disabled Veteran-Owned 3%
      • Small Business (SDVOSB)
  • GSA Schedules Overview
    • GSA provides commercial products and services to Federal, State and Local Governments through a discount program called the GSA MAS Program.
    • This program achieves more than $40 billion dollars in sales every year.
    • Businesses who participate in this program, have the potential to benefit.
    • However, success is not guaranteed
    • The contracts awarded under this program are 5 years with three 5 year options.
  • Program Purpose
    • What is GSA
      • GSA is a Federal procurement resource
    • Why the GSA MAS Program
      • The GSA MAS Program provides discounted resources for commercial government purchases
    • Who Buys from this Program
      • Federal, State and Local Governments purchase from the GSA MAS Program
    • Buyer Benefits
      • Agencies save tax dollars
      • Pre-Negotiated Terms and Conditions makes purchasing easier
      • GSA MAS responds to FAR and GSAM Regulations and Policy Requirements
      • Purchase directly from seller
  • Participation Criteria
  • Standard Process – www.gsa.gov/schedules
    • Minimum Qualifying Sales
      • $25,000 in sales per year
    • Certification
      • Central Contractor Registration
      • www.ccr.gov
      • Online Representations and Certifications
      • https://orca.bpn.gov/
      • Small Business Administration www.sba.gov
      • North American Industrial Classification http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/
    • Experience
      • Past Performance Review
      • conducted by Open Ratings www.openratings.com
    • Time
      • 120 Days
  • MAS Express Process – www.gsa.gov/masexpress
    • Minimum Qualifying Sales
      • $100,000 in sales per year
      • Limited Schedule
    • Certification
      • Online Training “Pathway to Success”
      • Central Contractor Registration www.ccr.gov
      • Small Business Administration www.sba.gov
      • North American Industrial Classification http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/
      • Online Representations and Certifications https://orca.bpn.gov/
    • Experience
      • Past Performance Review
      • conducted by Open Ratings www.openratings.com
    • Time
      • 30 Days
    • E-Library Website
      • www.gsa.gov/elibrary
        • Search for your product or service
        • Identify the corresponding GSA Schedule
        • Click on the GSA Schedule/Source Number
        • Click on the “Vendors” link to view the solicitation on FedBizOpps
        • Download the GSA Schedule Solicitation to your computer
        • Fill out the solicitation and mail to the appropriate GSA office
  • Business Decision
    • Pros
      • Preferred Source of Supply
      • Great Earning Potential
      • World Wide Program
      • High Visibility
      • Credibility
      • Potential Financial Success
      • 5-20 Year Contract
    • Cons
      • Sales Criteria
      • Auditing and Set-Up Requirements
      • Varied Demand
      • Paperwork
      • Award process time
      • Success Not Guaranteed
  • Putting the Pieces Together
    • Opportunity to expand business visibility
    • 5-20 year contract opportunity
    • Lengthy and challenging process
    • No guaranteed steps to award
    • No guaranteed sales if award is obtained
    • Sales Criteria must be maintained
    • Start-up companies are not eligible for this program
    • Marketing/Networking support
  • Identifying Support
    • Acquisition Centers
    • www.gsa.gov/schedulesolicitations
    • “ Doing Business with GSA” Publication
    • www.gsa.gov/smallbizguide
    • Learn more about eoffer
    • http://eoffer.gsa.gov/
    • Office of Small Business Utilization
      • 303 236 7409
      • small.business@gsa.gov
      • www.gsa.gov/r8sbu
  • Buy Green With Multiple Award Schedules, Global Supply, and Surplus Property
  • The Federal Footprint
    • $500 billion on goods and services in FY 2008
    • 645,000 non-tactical vehicles worldwide
    • Single largest domestic buyer and user of energy
    • Purchases about $74 billion of IT equipment and services per year.
  • Legislation
    • Recycled content: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Section 6002
    • Biobased content: Farm Security and Rural Investment Act (2002 Farm Bill), Section 9002
    • Energy efficient products and alternative fuel vehicles: Energy Policy Act of 1992 and 2005
    • Building energy efficiency: Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
    • Non-ozone depleting substances: Clean Air Act
    • Chemicals: Pollution Prevention Act of 1990
  • Executive Orders
    • Executive Order 13423
      • Requires acquisition of biobased, environmentally preferable, energy-efficient, water-efficient, and recycled content products
    • Executive Order 13514
      • 95% of new contract actions must be green !
      • Includes task and delivery orders
      • Applies where such products and services meet agency performance requirements
  • The FAR
    • Green purchasing is prevalent throughout the FAR:
      • Part 4, Administrative Matters
      • Part 7, Acquisition Planning
      • Part 8, Required Sources of Supplies and Services
      • Part 10, Market Research
      • FAR Part 11, Describing Agency Needs
      • FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items
      • FAR Part 23, Environment, Energy and Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies…
  • Reporting Requirements
    • OMB Scorecard Energy, Transportation and Environmental Management
      • Comprehensive Green Purchasing Plan (GPP)
    • OFEE/OFPP Data Call and Report
  • EO 13423 Report
  • GSA Green Icons – Current State
  • Purpose of Icon Changes
    • Align icons with federal definition of green
      • Executive Order
      • Legislation
      • FAR
    • Match reporting requirements
    • Use professional standards
    • Industry consensus
    • Protect customers from “greenwashing”
  • Greenwashing*
    • Hidden trade-off
    • No proof
    • Vagueness
    • Irrelevance
    • Fibbing
    • Lesser of two evils
    • Worshipping false labels
    *(from Scot Case of TerraChoice, Global Ecolabeling Network & Canadian Gov EcoLogo Program )
  • GSA Green Icons – Future State
    • CPG Compliant
    • Energy Star
    • FEMP
    • WaterSense
    • BioPreferred
    • SNAP Approved
    • NESHAP
    • EPEAT
    • PRIME
    • Forest Stewardship Council
    • Green Seal
    • GreenGuard
    • Biodegradable
    • Low VOC
    • EPA Primary Metals Free
  • Energy-Efficient Products
    • Standards: ENERGY STAR® and Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
    • Strong purchasing requirement
    • Product Categories:
      • Lighting
      • Building Products
      • Appliances
      • Heating and Cooling
      • And more…
  • Electronic Product Evaluation Assessment Tool (EPEAT)
    • EPEAT is a non-profit organization managed by the Green Electronics Council
    • Environmentally preferable
    • Product Categories:
      • Desktop computers
      • Notebook computers
      • Monitors
  • Recycled Content Products
    • Standard: EPA’s Comprehensive Procurement Guideline (CPG)
    • Products Categories:
      • Construction
      • Landscaping
      • Non-paper office
      • Paper and paper products
      • Transportation
      • And more…
  • Water-Efficient Products
    • Standards: EPA’s WaterSense and FEMP
    • Agencies must reduce water consumption by 2% annually through 2020
    • Product Categories
      • Bathroom sink faucets
      • Toilets
      • Urinals
      • Showerheads
  • Bio-Based Products
    • Standard: US Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred program
    • Product Categories
      • Office Supplies
      • Furniture / Furnishings
      • Housewares and cleaning
      • Landscaping and agriculture
      • Personal care and toiletries
  • Non-Ozone Depleting and Low/Non-Toxic
    • Non-Ozone Depleting
      • Standard: Significant New Alternative Policy (SNAP) program
      • Substitutes for Ozone Depleting Substances
      • Products: Refrigeration, Aerosols, Adhesives, etc.
    • Low/Non-Toxic
      • Standard: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)
      • Products are free of toxic air pollutants
      • Products: Paints and Coatings
  • Third-Party Standards
    • Green Seal
      • Multiple environmental attributes over product life cycle
      • Construction materials, office products, etc.
    • GreenGuard
      • Evaluates product effect on indoor air quality
      • Flooring, furniture, panels, etc.
    • Forest Stewardship Council
      • Responsible forest management practices
      • Any product containing wood
  • Other Icons
    • Plastic Removal In Marine Environment (PRIME)
      • Navy program
      • Requires biodegradable packing materials
    • Biodegradable
      • Product complies with 40 CFR 796
    • Low VOC
      • Meets California requirements for VOC emissions
    • EPA Primary Metals Free
      • Product is free of cadmium, lead and/or mercury
  • Buy Green Products - GSA Advantage! ®
  • GSA Advantage! ® - Environmental Aisle Search for green products by environmental attribute(s) and/or keyword Shortcut: www.gsaadvantage.gov/environmentalaisle
  • Green Services
    • Services directly addressing environmental issues, such as:
      • Waste management
      • Metering services
    • Any service that is performed in an environmentally friendly manner.
  • MAS 899 Environmental Services
    • Environmental Consulting Services
    • Materials and Waste Recycling and Disposal Services
    • Geological Information Systems Services
    • Remediation and Reclamation Services
    • Website: www.gsa.gov/environmentalservices
  • Energy Management Services
    • Schedule 03FAC Facilities Maintenance and Management
      • Energy Management Planning and Strategies
      • Metering Services
      • Building Commissioning Services
      • Energy Audit Services
      • Water Conservation
    • Schedule 84: Total Solutions for Law Enforcement
      • Facility Management Systems
  • Comprehensive Professional Energy Services BPAs
    • Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative BPAs
    • Using CPES BPAs, agencies can:
      • Acquire compliant energy services
      • Measurably move to clean energy
      • Support effort to retain and create jobs
    • 19 Contractors
    • Website: www.gsa.gov/energyservicesbpa
  • GSA’s Personal Property Management
    • Personal Property Management manages agency excess equipment
    • First source of supply [FAR 8.002]
    • Source reduction
      • Saves natural resources
      • Reduces pollution
      • Reduces costs
    • Website: GSAXcess.gov
  • Summary
    • Legislation, Executive Orders, and the FAR require green purchasing
    • Reporting requirements intensifying
    • GSA has the green solutions you need
    • Any service can be “greened” at the task order level
  • Questions and Answers