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Contract Clauses

FAR Part 52 includes provisions and clauses that contracting officers insert into contract solicitations and contracts they administer. Each provision and clause requires the delivery or specifies the use of certain sustainable products designated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Department of Energy (DOE). FAR Part 52 provisions and clauses are derived from statutory and executive order requirements and are prescribed in FAR Parts 4 and 23. There are more than a dozen contract clauses that fall under the sustainable acquisition umbrella and any one or more may be referenced in your contract. Click here to find out what they are.

Use the information available below to determine which environmental programs might apply to your products.

  • Some existing schedules contain several environmental clauses, which mean that certain environmental requirements are automatically included in the solicitation. For example, the Professional Services Schedule (PSS) has requirements in the categories of biobased services, hazardous materials, waste reduction, and others. Check this table for a list of all environmental requirements in your contract schedule.
  • Read the contractor-specific information in the GSA fact sheets to learn more about how products meet the requirements for a specific environmental program.
  • Search GSA Advantage! to determine if other contractors have listed environmental attributes for your product or a product similar to yours.