OMB Pushes For New Sustainable Procurement Measures

Law360, New York (October 6, 2011, 4:31 PM EDT) -- A senior policy official with the Office of Management and Budget on Wednesday urged procurement officials to ensure that new contracts promote environmental stewardship, highlighting several new government initiatives aimed at supporting sound sustainability practices in the procurement process.

In a memorandum to chief acquisition officers, senior procurement officials and small agency council members, OMB Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy Daniel Gordon provided guidance on new efforts to increase the amount of information available about agency purchases of recycled content, energy efficient, biobased and environmentally preferable...
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