Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines. the mechanism through which EPA designates items as containing recycled content, for purchase by Federal, State and local agencies or by government contractors using appropriated Federal funds.
COMPREHENSIVE PROCUREMENT GUIDELINES. Designates items that must contain recycled content when purchased by federal, state, and local agencies, or by contractors using appropriated federal funds, when these agencies spend more than $10,000 a year on any of the designated items. For example, if a state agency spends more than $10,000 a year on copy paper, and part of that money is from appropriated federal funds, then that state agency must follow the EPS guidelines and buy 30 percent post-consumer recycled paper. (Section 6002 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act [RCRA] and Presidential Executive Order 13101.)