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NIGP resolves to use federal GSA schedules to advance green purchasing

January 27, 2009

Source: NIGP

The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing has adopted a resolution urging the federal government to grant state and local governments access to green products available through GSA schedules.  

The full resolution, as it appears in NIGP's January 21, 2009 Buy Weekly news bulletin, is shown below:

NIGP Adopts Resolution to Purchase Green Commodities Through GSA Schedules

Resolution Number: 1030

Purchase of Environmentally Preferable "Green" Commodities and
Services Through Access to U.S. Federal Government GSA Schedules

Whereas, the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc., supports forms of cooperative purchasing agreements between and among government agencies which have been shown to combine purchasing power and resources to obtain lower costs of procurement for quality goods and services, and

Whereas, the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc., recognizes  the Federal General Services Administration’s program, extending federal supply schedules to state and local governments, as a cooperative purchasing opportunity providing state and local governments with procurement options, and

Whereas, the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc., wishes to adopt a policy encouraging agency members to favor the acquisition and use of environmentally preferable “Green” commodities and services and,

Whereas, opening additional GSA schedules to state and local governments would benefit many of the agency members of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc., as a method for reducing costs of procuring environmentally preferable “Green” commodities and services.

Now, Therefore, BE IT RESOLVED, that the members of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc., support procurement options, which reflect professional purchasing practices and are cost effective, and urge the United States Federal Government to expeditiously open the opportunity for state and local government agencies to access federal supply schedules containing environmentally preferable “Green” commodities and services.

I certify that the above resolution was adopted
By the Board of Directors of the National Institute of
Governmental Purchasing, Inc. at its official meeting on
the 15th day of December, 2008.

Rick Grimm, CPPO, CPPB
Chief Executive Officer and Secretary

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