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GSA’s New Federal Buying Advisory Panel to Convene Next Week; Robin Carnahan Quoted

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The General Services Administration’s newly formed advisory body plans to discuss the role of climate and sustainability in government contracting at an open public meeting scheduled for Sept. 22nd.

GSA said Wednesday the Acquisition Policy Federal Advisory Committee will initially look into potential improvements in laws and processes to ensure the two key environmental issues are factored into federal acquisition programs.

The agency first announced its intent to assemble the panel in April and its Office of Government-wide Policy reviewed more than 100 nominations for committee membership from small businesses, public sector organizations, academic institutions and trade groups.

“As the federal government’s central buyer, it’s GSA’s job to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars and at the same time to use our buying power to help fuel American innovation and lighten the environmental footprint of what we buy,” GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan said.

Carnahan will speak at the web-based GAP FAC meeting.

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