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. 

GREEN PURCHASIN​G 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 t​his 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 


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.