Maryland Green Purchasing
Resources for Procurement Officers
The Green Purchasing Committee offers a variety of resources for State procurement officers to employ in support of Maryland’s environmentally preferable purchasing program.
Don’t know how to start buying green? Look for any of these logos or certifications. This document lists environmental standards and certifications that GPC-approved.
STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO GREEN PURCHASING
Need to know how to integrate green purchasing from start to end of a solicitation? Use this.
This 12 step guide identifies the green purchasing considerations for each stage of the procurement process from contract development to post-award.
GREEN PURCHASING CHECKLIST
Conducting a procurement? Start here.
Procurement officers must complete
this checklist to ensure relevant specifications and environmentally preferable purchasing language are included for each procurement. This checklist will ensure that you are including relevant EPP specs when they exist, and allows the GPC to track compliance, opportunities, and barriers to green purchasing.
ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE REQUIREMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS - GENERAL
No spec? This “general spec” includes language that can be inserted in any solicitation.
For product and service categories that do not have an associated environmentally preferable specification, this document provides insertable language for:
Product Material Requirements
Energy Efficiency and Energy-Using Product Requirements
Recycled-Content Requirements and Recommendations
Packaging Requirements and Recommendations
Shipping and Transport Requirements and Recommendations
Reporting Requirements and Other Purchasing Requirements
VENDOR GREEN SALES REPORT TEMPLATE
Ensure your contracts are reporting back their green spend.
To facilitate consistent reporting on contracts, procurement officers shall provide vendors with this template. This information will enable Maryland State agencies to comply with
Article §14–405 of the Annotated Code of Maryland and
Offer a variety of environmentally preferable products
Maryland Correctional Enterprises
Blind Industries and Services of Maryland
Other Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Programs and Guides
Need more resources?
Numerous environmentally preferable purchasing programs have been deployed throughout the United States; these can serve as a useful learning tool as the State of Maryland expands its own program.
EPA’s Sustainable Marketplace: Greener Products and Services
GSA Green Procurement Compilation
NASPO Green Purchasing Resources
RPN Green Purchasing Standards and Ecolabels
SFTool EPP Database
Not seeing what you need?
Please contact the Green Purchasing Committee at
DGS.BuyGreen@maryland.gov and we can assist.