MA Procurement Insights

The Official Blog of the Massachusetts Operational Services Division

Category Archives: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

Get Ready for America Recycles Day! Posted on Nov 1

Get Ready for America Recycles Day!

Wednesday, November 15 America Recycles Day* is a national initiative to promote environmentally sustainable practices and purchasing. Similar to the goals outlined in the Commonwealth’s Environmentally Preferable Products Procurement Program, the day prompts consumers to learn about and take advantage of recycling opportunities and to   …Continue Reading Get Ready for America Recycles Day!

Award Bestowed for Supporting Environmentally-Friendly Furniture Choices Posted on May 30

Award Bestowed for Supporting Environmentally-Friendly Furniture Choices

During their annual meeting on May 9 in Denver, Colorado, the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) met to recognize individuals and organizations whose initiatives have advanced the mission of the SPLC organization – to advocate for environmental, social, and economic improvements through sustainable purchasing. OSD is   …Continue Reading Award Bestowed for Supporting Environmentally-Friendly Furniture Choices

Manage Your Organization’s Waste Stream in a More Sustainable Manner Posted on Apr 14

Earth Day is April 22! With recycling possibilities on Statewide Contract, you may recycle a vast array of items and find the tools and products to develop a recycling program in your facility, including on-site visits by awarded contract vendors who will assess your organization’s   …Continue Reading Manage Your Organization’s Waste Stream in a More Sustainable Manner

EPP Program Director Recipient of Leading by Example Award Posted on Dec 30

EPP Program Director Recipient of Leading by Example Award

As Director of the Commonwealth’s Environmentally Preferable Products (EPP) Procurement Program at OSD, Julia Wolfe is relentless in her efforts to broaden and promote the availability of sustainable purchasing options on Statewide Contracts. By virtue of Wolfe’s hard work and determination, the Commonwealth has received   …Continue Reading EPP Program Director Recipient of Leading by Example Award

Find Environmentally Preferable Furniture on Statewide Contract OFF38 Posted on Aug 23

If your organization is looking for greener furniture choices, you’ll be interested in a new resource to identify and evaluate Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) selections on Statewide Contract OFF38 for Office, School, and Library Furniture, Accessories & Services. Over the last several months, the EPP   …Continue Reading Find Environmentally Preferable Furniture on Statewide Contract OFF38

Operational Services Division Acknowledged for Fostering Sustainable Purchasing Choices Posted on Jun 2

Operational Services Division Acknowledged for Fostering Sustainable Purchasing Choices

  The Operational Services Division’s (OSD) efforts to broaden and promote the availability of environmentally preferable purchasing options in Massachusetts Statewide Contracts (SWC) recently were recognized by two sustainable purchasing leadership organizations: the Green Electronic Council (GEC) and the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC). EPEAT   …Continue Reading Operational Services Division Acknowledged for Fostering Sustainable Purchasing Choices

Preparing for Winter with Environmentally Preferable Products on Statewide Contract Posted on Dec 15

Preparing for Winter with Environmentally Preferable Products on Statewide Contract

  by Julia Wolfe, Director of Environmental Purchasing at the Operational Services Division* Although the weather to date has not been an indicator (shhh!), the winter season is on our doorstep. As always, preparedness is key to ensuring a safe and comfortable season and Statewide   …Continue Reading Preparing for Winter with Environmentally Preferable Products on Statewide Contract

FAC85 Statewide Contract Kickoff Posted on Sep 10

FAC85 Statewide Contract Kickoff

  Within OSD, the Massachusetts Environmentally Preferable Products (EPP) Procurement Program works to integrate environmentally preferable specifications into Statewide Contracts to help conserve natural resources, reduce waste, protect public health, and promote the use of clean technologies, recycled materials, and less toxic products. As part   …Continue Reading FAC85 Statewide Contract Kickoff