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

Playground Projects: Resources for Planning, Implementation, Maintenance, and Beyond posted on May 21

Playground Projects: Resources for Planning, Implementation, Maintenance, and Beyond

A new community playground almost certainly will require a cascade of decisions based on the many components involved: site location, equipment choices, landscaping, budget, and the like. Fortunately, once a community is committed to moving forward, project planning, implementation, and even maintenance of the playground   …Continue Reading Playground Projects: Resources for Planning, Implementation, Maintenance, and Beyond

MassDOT’s Initiative to Reduce Carbon Emissions, Noise and Reap Long-term Savings posted on May 3

MassDOT’s Initiative to Reduce Carbon Emissions, Noise and Reap Long-term Savings

It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of airport operations, but clearing and maintaining vegetation in and around airport property is essential to prevent them from becoming obstructions or hazards to airport operations. This spring, 10 public-use airports around Massachusetts,   …Continue Reading MassDOT’s Initiative to Reduce Carbon Emissions, Noise and Reap Long-term Savings

Which Contract – MRO or Trades? posted on Mar 28

Which Contract - MRO or Trades?

When it comes to facilities management, buyers have two options: 1. Purchase thousands of products, supplies, and equipment through four Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) Statewide Contracts, or 2. Use the four Trades contracts. Deciding which of these options to pursue boils down to whether labor will   …Continue Reading Which Contract – MRO or Trades?