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From Awareness to Action: The BioPreferred® Federal Procurement Preference Program


Federal employees and Federal contractors who purchase or who contract for the purchase of products and services, including Contracting Officers, Procurement Professionals, Sustainability Officers and Managers, and Technical and Program Managers.


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Course Description:

This seminar will introduce the viewer to the BioPreferred® Federal Procurement Preference Program. Federal employees and Federal contractors will gain an understanding of their responsibilities for giving procurement preference to biobased products and how doing so will advance important national goals.


Ron Buckhalt, Program Manager, USDA

Ron Buckhalt manages USDA’s BioPreferred® program, a mandatory Federal procurement program that requires all Federal agencies to buy and use biobased products designated by USDA. The program also has a voluntary consumer label, “USDA Certified Biobased Product".

Linda Mesaros, President of Mesaros Associates, Inc., and consultant to the USDA BioPreferred® Program

Ms Mesaros served as Acting Federal Environmental Executive and Chief of Staff of a White House Task Force, and as Deputy Associate Administrator for Procurement Innovation at the Office of Management and Budget.

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