Federal agencies and their contractors are required to buy energy- and water-efficient products. The Federal Energy Management Program provides guidance to agencies related to federal sustainable acquisition requirements and contracting for energy-efficient products.
Contracting for Efficiency: A Best Practices Guide for Energy-Efficient Product Procurement, is an in-depth, step-by-step reference for incorporating efficiency requirements into solicitations. It covers a wide range of service and product solicitation types including information technology and electronics, appliances, lighting replacements, building renovation, design/build, operations and maintenance, food services, and laundry services. Each project type includes information on relevant covered product categories, a checklist for writing effective solicitations, and model contract language.