DOD established a Green Procurement Program that gives preference to EPA-designated recycled-content vehicular products and United States Department of Agriculture-designated bio-based products. Vehicle Management is required to maintain a log of all Green Procurement purchases.
Recommend adding features to receiving process to collect information needed to create a Green Procurement Report in the DPAS Warehouse. We suggest adding a "Green Procurement" check-box to the receiving process for users to identify items that fall under this criteria. The system should have an extra window during the receiving process or extra fields in the verification window for items identified as "Green Procurement" products. The extra fields need to capture the following information:
All the information collected along with other fields need to be combined into a Green Procurement Report. The report needs to list all historical acquisition records for items that fall under this criteria with the ability to filter by different tier levels. The report should display the following fields: Date, Product Category, Product Type, Document Type, Document Sub Type, Procurement Exception, Quantity, Unit of Issue, Stock Number, Size, Total Cost.
Yes. The use and documentation of Green Procurement Items is mandated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency; Section 6002 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
This system upgrade will centralize Green Procurement information in one place and it will satisfy EPA requirements for all DPAS users. Also, users will no longer have to log/track GPP information using other local trackers and therefore save time/man hours.
The entire DoD will benefit from having Green Procurement data centralized in the Warehouse Module.