Employee Audio Forum: BLM Green Purchasing

BLM policy  (WO IM 2009-166) for purchasing environmentally preferable products was issued in July 2009. The responsiblity for implementing the BLM's plan lies not within any single organization, but with every person involved in the acquisition process. Whenver you or your staff purchases, equipment, services or construction, green purchasing requirements are applicable. Ken Morin, the CASHE Program Lead from the National Operations Center, will review the key points in the plan:

  • OMB Sustainability/Energy Scorecard
  • Examples of green products and services
  • How to easily determine if a product is subject to green purchasing mandates
  • New requirements for training and reviewing procuremetn actions for compliance with the green purchasing requirements in the Federal Acquisitions Regulations