Green Purchasing Affirmative Procurement Program (GPAPP)
updated April 18, 2008
The GPAPP establishes Department-wide guidance and implements
guidelines for an effective green purchasing program.
The purpose of Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR)
Advisory 82 is to 1) standardize FedBizOpps synopsis language
for USDA contract requirements that contain biobased products
and 2) improve a business' ability to identify USDA contract
requirements that contain biobased product requirements
through a FedBizOpps synopsis. Contracting officers
are to use the instructions in this Advisory whenever a
contract requirement contains biobased products.
Biobased Procurement Guidance
The increased procurement and use of biobased products
is a USDA priority. The importance and impact of the program
to USDA's constituency base is considerable. This memorandum
from the Assistant Secretary for Administration (ASA),
assigns responsibility to each of the Department's Deputy
Administrators for Management (DAM) to take a personal
and proactive commitment to promote the procurement and
use of biobased products within their respective organizations.
Policies and Laws
9002 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of
943 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT)
of Proposed Rule to incorporate BioPreferredSM
into the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
Executive Order 13423 —
Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation
Research and Development Act of 2000, TITLE III of the
Agriculture Risk Protection Act of 2000