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Municipal Grants Offered through MassDEP Sustainable Materials Recovery Program Posted on Mar 17

Beginning April 3, 2017, MassDEP will accept applications for its annual Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP), offering grants to cities, towns, and regional entities for a variety of waste reduction and recycling activities, as well as qualified Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) purchases. In 2016, SMRP   …Continue Reading Municipal Grants Offered through MassDEP Sustainable Materials Recovery Program

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

Get Ready for America Recycles Day – Tuesday, November 15! Posted on Nov 10

Get Ready for America Recycles Day - Tuesday, 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 reduce waste by   …Continue Reading Get Ready for America Recycles Day – Tuesday, November 15!

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

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

What You Should Know about the Office of Vehicle Management (OVM) Posted on Jul 30

What You Should Know about the Office of Vehicle Management (OVM)

Overseeing the Commonwealth’s Executive Branch fleet of over 2,700 light-duty vehicles is the Office of Vehicle Management (OVM). OVM sets the policies and procedures followed by Executive Branch Departments to ensure State vehicles are allocated, operated, marked, efficiently and economically maintained and repaired, and in compliance   …Continue Reading What You Should Know about the Office of Vehicle Management (OVM)

MASSbuys 2015 Wrap-up Posted on May 13

MASSbuys 2015 Wrap-up

  The Operational Services Division (OSD) invited vendors and purchasing agents from across the Commonwealth (and beyond) to “meet us at the Market Center” for the MASSbuys EXPO, which was held at the DCU Center in Worcester on April 30. This annual event, which celebrated   …Continue Reading MASSbuys 2015 Wrap-up