Post Content

Shopping cart with green leaf, showing green purchasingWhether your organization is incentivized through policy to choose environmentally preferable options or, ideally, you embrace these options because they make economic sense and have a reduced effect on human health and the environment, you’ll be pleased to know that learning more about these choices on Statewide Contract just got simpler with our new Environmentally Preferable Products and Services Guide, now published as a living document on mass.gov/epp. Select the Find Green Products and Services on Statewide Contracts tile to get environmental information and resources for 65 product and service categories.

Use the Guide to:

  • Learn about EPPs available on Statewide Contracts;
  • Review environmental specifications developed;
  • Find certifying entities associated with products and services;
  • Locate contract-related recommendations, legislation, policies, and guidelines;
  • Uncover State Agency resources;
  • Learn about vendor accreditation/certification requirements;
  • Be aware of chemicals and toxics of concern.

Here are but a few examples of what you can glean from the Guide …

User Tips: Purchasing from a Statewide Contract?

  • Reference the Guide to know what environmentally preferable products and services are available and be better positioned to drive informed conversations with vendors.
  • The Guide also is an excellent starting point when following Executive Order 515, which requires Executive Agencies to purchase EPPs when they are readily available, perform to satisfactory standards, and represent best value.

Written By:

Tags: , , , , , ,

Recent Posts

Meet OSD’s Summer 2019 Interns posted on Aug 20

Meet OSD's Summer 2019 Interns

Since implementing a summer intern program in 2017, the Operational Services Division (OSD) has had the privilege of hosting 17 students focused on building solutions to business problems from the ground up. These were not your typical intern assignments of “getting coffee,” data entry, or   …Continue Reading Meet OSD’s Summer 2019 Interns

Meet OSD’s State Surplus Property Office and Office of Vehicle Management Teams posted on Aug 5

Meet OSD's State Surplus Property Office and Office of Vehicle Management Teams

Alex Giannantonio, Director of Fleet Policy and Administration for OSD’s Office of Vehicle Management (OVM), also oversees the State Surplus Property Office (SSPO) and the Surplus Property Program (SPP) — one of OSD’s most popular programs, according to website analytics. The SSPO manages the disposal,   …Continue Reading Meet OSD’s State Surplus Property Office and Office of Vehicle Management Teams

MassDEP Walks the Walk with a Greener Fleet posted on Jul 22

MassDEP Walks the Walk with a Greener Fleet

In fall 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), the state agency that ensures clean air, land, and water, was preparing its fleet renewal orders when the absence of full battery electric vehicles (BEVs)  was noticed at the most senior level. Commissioner Martin Suuberg   …Continue Reading MassDEP Walks the Walk with a Greener Fleet