The Commonwealth of PA is a significant purchaser of materials and services.
Our activities impact the state and national economy and can influence both the price and availability of materials and services in the marketplace.
The Department of General Services Green Procurement Policy states that analysis is required on each material and service during the bid process to determine what Green options are available. When an Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) is comparable, statement of work or specifications are restricted to the EPP option.
Commonwealth Agencies are expected to use their buying power to buy Environmentally Preferable Products and services in order to advance the protection of the environment and support sustainability, minimize the potential environmental and health impacts on workers as well as the public and encourage the production and sale of affordable, environmentally-friendly and human health conscious products.
Green options should be used whenever a material or service is comparable in quality, availability and price as determined by the Purchasing Agency.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will procure EPP’s and services in accordance with the Procurement Handbook, Part 1 Chapter 22.