Sustainable U.S. Government Procurement - Current State

This is a free replay for all in the community to learn about the pending impact on contract management and acquisitions from recent Executive Orders on climate and sustainable U.S. Federal procurement. | Self-Paced Virtual Training | 60 minutes | 1.0 CPE/CLP or .1 CEU | $0 member/$0 non-member
Recorded on 09/15/2021

Prior to President Biden's new climate change and sustainability Executive Orders, there were policies and programs in place embracing sustainability principles such as fuel economy, green buildings, and pollution reduction. In the first webinar of the series, we cover what is already in place and available to government procurement and review the state of private sector efforts. The discussion will expand on the tyranny of low price over life cycle, or total ownership, cost as sustainment and disposal costs rise. 

Series: Leading organizations already have moved out on climate change and sustainable procurement efforts, and other G7 countries are ahead of the U.S. in policy and practice. The Administration has issued Executive Orders and taken actions intended to make the U.S. a leader.

To achieve the goals, our profession must learn a new vocabulary, experiment with different approaches, and evolve policies, practices, and priorities in the epic struggle for our planet's future.

What do Executive Orders and policies mean to the profession and what we do as contract management and acquisition professionals?

This series begins that journey with dialog in a neutral forum to explore what is already in place for Government buyers and sellers, agree on what is required to achieve the administration's goals, and do what our community does best: engage in deliberative dialog on how we take up the charge.

View sustainability resources and information on the multipart series.

CMBOK Competencies:

  • 1.4 - Regulatory Compliance
  • 1.5 - Situational Assessment

Level of Difficulty:

  •  Intermediate/Advanced, although beginners are also recommended to engage

Intended Audience:

  • Contract management and acquisition community


  • 1 CPE/CLP / .1 CEU


  • This is a free webinar for all. Registration requires the creation of a free user account if not already a member or registered user.

Course Access:


Holly Elwood
Senior Advisor, Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program, U.S. EPA

Tina Richards
Chief Procurement Officer, SAIC

Alan Chvotkin
Partner, Nichols Liu

Tim Cooke
President and CEO, ASI Government

Steve Schooner
Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law, GW


Kraig Conrad

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