The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a significant purchaser of materials and services and is uniquely positioned to leverage our purchasing power to influence both price and availability in the marketplace.
“Green” or Environmentally Preferable Procurement (EPP) is the selection of products and services that have a lesser or reduced impact on the environment over the life cycle of the product or service when compared with competing products or services serving the same purpose.
Environmental performance considerations include, among other things: the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and air contaminants; improved energy and water efficiency; reduced waste and support of reuse and recycling; the use of renewable resources; reduced hazardous waste; and reduced toxic and hazardous substances.
Our policy is to analyze each commodity and service during the bid process to determine what EPP options are available. The “green” option is utilized whenever the product or service is comparable in quality, availability and price.