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Tools for Procurement Personnel

Online BioPreferredSM Biobased Product Catalog

The products shown in the catalog have been voluntarily submitted to USDA and meet the minimum requirements to be considered Biobased. This list does not represent an exhaustive collection of available products.

Online Biobased Product Catalog

This catalog represents an exhaustive list of identified and commercially available biobased products. They differ from the items listed in the Online BioPreferredSM Products Catalog in that USDA does not make any claims to the accuracy of information provided about products found on this page.

USDA Advantage

Acts as USDA’s virtual marketplace to make the purchase of commonly acquired items and services more affordable and convenient.

BioPreferredSMBrochure (PDF, 261 KB)

BioPreferred Awareness Training

This is Awareness Training for the BioPreferredSM Program and is a resource which is a supporting component of compliance with Section 9002 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002

BioPreferred Classroom Training

This site is an instructor's guide to mastering and teaching BioPreferred. It is equipped with student and teacher training material. Trainers will use information from this site to begin teaching BioPreferred information to members of their respective agencies.

Contract Templates

Provides contracting language for Section C "Statement of Work," Section L "Instructions to Offerors" and Section M "Evaluation Factors for Award" in contracts for various types of services that use biobased products.

Sample Biobased Contract Language provided for:

  • Custodial Services - PDF (206Kb)
  • Food Services/Cafeteria - PDF (209Kb)
  • Grounds Maintenance - PDF (209Kb)
  • Minor Construction - PDF (309Kb)
  • Operations and Maintenance - PDF (206Kb)
  • Vehicle Maintenance - PDF (206Kb)

Using Your Purchase Card to Buy Biobased Products - PDF (209Kb) and Word

Procurement Guidelines

Coming Soon

USDA has created these Biobased Procurement Guidelines to assist program managers and requirement officials to determine the cost and availability of biobased products to include as requirements in a statement of work.



Last Modified: 08/26/2011
Special Procurement Programs
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