Maryland Green Purchasing

Guides for Janitorial Supplies ​

State purchasers are required to buy environmentally preferable products. Purchasers are also required to use preferred providers for any products offered on the statewide contract by that provider. 

Use the following guides to find green janitorial supply products on statewide or cooperative purchasing contracts. 

Blind Industries and Services of Maryland is the preferred provider for the following categories: 
  • Cleaners and Degreasers 
  • Disinfectants and Sanitizers 
  • Dilution Systems
  • Floor Buffer Pads, Strippers, and Finishes 
  • Mops and Cloths 
  • Paper Towels 
  • Soaps and Shampoos 
  • Toilet Paper 
  • Trash Can Liners 
Maryland Correctional Enterprises is the preferred provider for: 
  • Concentrated Cleaners 
*Environmentally Preferable Products and Services can be found on pages 10-21.

Environmentally Preferable Cleaning Products, Programs, Equipment and Supplies
All products on this contract are considered by the State of Maryland to be environmentally preferable. This “green” only contract is part of an intergovernmental cooperative purchasing effort led by the State of Massachusetts. 

The following product categories can be purchased under this contract:

Category Names
Products Included
(but not limited to)
​Cleaning, Facility Maintenance Chemicals, Disinfectants and Sanitizers
​Non-disinfecting general purpose, bathroom, floor, and glass cleaners; sanitizers and disinfectants; deicing and snowmelt
​Janitorial Supplies, Equipment and Services
​Cleaning Supplies, hand soaps, hand sanitizers, personal care products, PPE, Waste/recycling/composting liners, Entryway, and other matting
​Disposable Janitorial Paper Products
​Toilet paper, paper towels, folded towels, toilet seat covers, facial tissue, paper napkins and wipers, feminine hygiene products
​Powered Janitorial Equipment, Supplies and Service
​Carpet extraction equipment, powered scrubbing machines, powered floor maintenance equipment, hand dryers, Hands free restroom cleaning equipment, on-site cleaning generations units, powered steam cleaning units

To purchase under this contract, review the Contract Purchaser Guide

  • List of vendors can be found on page 10. Vendors awarded under this contract are required to provide products in all categories. 
    • Under delivery coverage, look for vendors that service Maryland.

  • Approved Products List can be found here​.​

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