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.

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.

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.

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

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 

Offer a variety of environmentally preferable products

Maryland Correctional Enterprises

Blind Industries and Services of Maryland 

Find procurement officers at your agency that are specialized in green procurement

Department of General Services


​​Tierra Ali-Said

Pam Malech

Julissa Marcano

Kimberly McAllister

Brandford Quartey

David Renfro

Mark Rosenbaum

Marsha Rowe

Emmanuel Smith

Matthew Smith​

Department of Assessments & Taxation


Danielle Adams

Department of Education


Jenna Meinl

Department of Health


Melane Boltz

Maria Cazabon

Sabrina Fields

Monica Hariri

Nakia Howell

Wendy Nabb

Dionne Washington

Tammie Wells

Carol Wilson​

Department of Housing & Community Development


Paul Dickman

Amanda Sadler​

Department of Human Services


Deborah Cook-Slade

Shirelle Green

Henry ThorStraten

Yoland Waugh​

Department of Juvenile Services


Anthonia Chuku

Cathie Nash​

Maryland Courts


Victoria Nellis

Maryland Transportation Authority


Akia Wheeler​

Motor Vehicle Administration


Kelli Gower

Department of Natural Resources


Richard Gilmore

Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services


Xylina Sanders

Krystal White​

Public Service Commission


Christian Kramer

Office of the Public Defender


Dante Givens

State Highway Administration


Corteze Haley-Grimes

Matthew Hink

Katie Teague​


​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 

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Please contact the Green Purchasing Committee at and we can assist.

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