GSA's Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) and EPA Climate Leaders Program Holding Pilot Program
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
GSA's Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) and EPA's Climate Leaders program are conducting a pilot program to help 60 federal small business contractors measure and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), in an effort to reduce the federal government's supply chain carbon footprint per Section 13 of Executive Order 13514. This is an important effort to build capacity among small businesses to measure and reduce their GHGs to help them remain competitive as the government better defines and enforces environmental purchasing preferences. As you may know, the President has tasked GSA and a group of agencies to explore contract incentives or preferences for vendors who voluntarily measure and reduce their GHG emissions. This is an opportunity for small business to get ahead of the learning curve on a new government sustainability initiative. Pilot participants will receive dedicated help desk support to complete their GHG inventories, free third-party assurance services (for which other businesses pay thousands of dollars), and other benefits.
To inform small businesses about this pilot, GSA and EPA are conducting informational workshops.
There are 2 upcoming workshops in Crystal City, VA (dates below), which will also be webcasted for remote participation:
- Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 9-11am EST
- Monday, September 27, 2010, 9-11am EST
Thank you in advance for promoting FAS' GHG pilot through your small business networks. Even though the workshops are in the DC area, people can participate from anywhere in the country via webinar, and we'd like diverse participation from across industries and geographic locations.
Click here for more information and to register for this exciting opportunity!