Mid-Atlantic Region Green Purchasing and Waste Management Requirements
Green Purchasing Requirements
The Mid-Atlantic Region is committed to lowering the environmental footprint for our contracts and projects. To help achieve this goal, it has adopted green purchasing requirements that have been incorporated into applicable contracts. These requirements are outlined in the following documents and are applicable if they have been incorporated into a contract.
- PBS Sustainable Product Requirements: This document states the minimum green product requirements for applicable contracts within the PBS Mid-Atlantic Region.
- Green Products Final Report: In accordance with FAR Clause 52.223-2, the contractor must provide annual information on the USDA-designated biobased products (BioPreferred products) purchased each fiscal year (October 1 – September 30) for applicable construction and service contracts. This BioPreferred purchasing information must be submitted on the System for Award Management website. This website contains additional guidance for submitting the report.
Construction and Demolition Waste Management Requirements
The Mid-Atlantic Region is also striving to reduce the amount of waste disposed through landfills and incineration on construction and demolition projects. As part of this effort, it has adopted waste management requirements that have been incorporated into applicable construction and demolition contracts. These requirements are outlined in the following documents and are applicable if they have been incorporated into a contract.
- PBS Mid-Atlantic Region Construction Waste Management and Disposal Specification: This document incorporates PBS’s regional waste diversion requirements for construction or demolition projects, including the submittal of the C&D Waste Management Report. This document is a template and must be tailored to the project.
- C&D Waste Management Report: This report requires the contractor to provide information on a construction or demolition contract regarding waste disposal as well as waste diversion through recycling, reuse, or salvaging.