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USDA 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.

AGAR Advisory 82

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.

ASA 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.

Federal Policies and Laws

Section 9002 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (FSRIA)

Section 943 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT)

Publication of Proposed Rule to incorporate BioPreferredSM into the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

Executive Order 13423 — Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management

Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000, TITLE III of the Agriculture Risk Protection Act of 2000

Last Modified: 02/22/2012
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