The General Services Administration (GSA) has launched a new acquisition advisory committee for addressing the climate crisis and increasing sustainability across the Federal government.

The new committee – the GSA Acquisition Policy Federal Advisory Committee (GAP FAC) – will advise GSA on using acquisition tools and authorities for targeting high priority challenges in addressing sustainability.

GSA is taking nominations for committee membership May 23.

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“We have a responsibility as the world’s largest buyer to solicit ideas from top experts in both the public and private sector about how we approach acquisition, particularly in regards to priorities like advancing sustainability and tackling climate change,” said GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan. “I look forward to seeing how this committee can help uncover new strategies and approaches to help us buy cleaner.”

According to GSA, GAP FAC will be advising the agency on “emerging acquisition issues and challenges, as well as opportunities to advance GSA’s role as America’s buyer.” Its initial focus will be on driving regulatory, policy, and process changes to increase climate and sustainability considerations in Federal acquisitions.

“GSA welcomes opportunities to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility on its Federal advisory committees,” said Krystal Brumfield, Associate Administrator for the Office of Government-wide Policy. “The GAP FAC will allow GSA to tackle acquisition policy, workforce, and industry partnership challenges through expert advice from a diverse group of stakeholders.”

GAP FAC comprises a cross-section of government and industry representatives, and operates in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Each meeting will be open to the public, unless otherwise notified and will be fully accessible to those with disabilities.

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Jordan Smith is a MeriTalk Senior Technology Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.