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 - GENERALNo 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 COMAR 21.13.01.14.
PREFERRED PROVIDERS Offer a variety of environmentally preferable products
Maryland Correctional Enterprises
Blind Industries and Services of Maryland
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.
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