Accession Number : ADA319339

Title :   Incentivizing the Government Contractor to Environmentally Innovate: Alternatives for Action.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Roberts, Walter C., Jr

PDF Url : ADA319339

Report Date : 09 DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : Experts in both government and industry have long advocated the need to go beyond basic compliance with command and control laws and regulations. One specific area that can also benefit from beyond-compliance efforts is government procurement. In most cases their contracts are governed by one set of rules, the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). This article will explore the alternatives the Federal Government can use to incentivize contractors to go beyond-compliance. Beyond-compliance environmental innovation means reducing emissions from contractor factories, establishing environmentally friendly practices and devising engineering changes to the products they create that will benefit the environment and the Government for years to come. Environmental innovation in products and services bought by the government can be more productive than changes made only in factories and other stationary sources government contractors control.

Descriptors :   *GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, *CONTRACTORS, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, INDUSTRIES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PRODUCTIVITY, REGULATIONS, EMISSION CONTROL, FEDERAL LAW.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE