Green purchasing is designed to promote the social, environmental and economic benefits of spending decisions made by state agencies.
DGS incorporates environmentally-friendly specifications in contract bid solicitations to ensure that products purchased by the state are energy- and water-efficient and environmentally friendly. Green contracts include printing and copy paper, multi-functional office devices (devices that combine copying, printing, scanning functions), recycled paint, and toner and ink cartridges, among many others.
To help state agencies ensure that their contracts are eco-friendly and cost-effective, DGS developed the Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) program, which offers outreach, training and assistance with green purchasing options.
Green Buying Guide
- DGS maintains a best practices manual – the Buying Green Guide – for state buyers and suppliers. The guide provides buyers with specific products that may be purchased through the state’s EPP contracts. Suppliers are provided with insight on how the state views green products and businesses.