Effective Date: June 13, 2022
Expiration Date: August 29, 2023
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NASA tries to execute its mission using the least amount of resources. This policy aligns with E.O. 13693, NASA directives, procedural requirements, and guidance documents. Sustainable acquisition (formerly known as affirmative procurement) requires Federal agencies to buy recycled content, biobased, and other environmentally preferable products as appropriate.
NASA's acquisition process aims to effectively support programs and projects in meeting their commitments. By implementing sustainable acquisition, NASA manages risks to its mission and to the environment. NASA's acquisition approach involves NASA employees and those entities supporting NASA employees. All purchases have an environmental impact resulting from a product's manufacture, delivery, use, and disposal. By purchasing environmentally preferable products and services, NASA reduces its negative environmental impacts.
1.3.1 Per E.O. 13693, all Federal agencies are required to promote sustainable acquisition by applying the following environmental performance and sustainability factors:
a. Purchasing recycled content products designated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
b. Using energy- and water-efficient products and services, such as ENERGY STAR qualified and Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)-designated products.
c. Using biopreferred and biobased products designated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
d. Switching to Significant New Alternative Policy (SNAP) chemicals or other alternatives to minimize ozone-depletion and global-warming.
e. Using WaterSense certified/water-efficient equipment.
f. Using Safer Choice--labeled chemical products.
g. Using SmartWay Transport partners and SmartWay products.
1.3.2 The Green Procurement Compilation https://sftool.gov/greenprocurement resource helps users identify green products and services. Appendix B also contains additional useful Web site links.
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