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Buying Green Example Specifications

The following lists example sustainable procurement specification language used by the City.  While the City strives to incorporate and balance all three areas of sustainability (environmental, social, economic) into procurement decisions, the following specifications primarily highlight environmental specification examples.  We will add more examples over time, so we encourage you to periodically visit the site for updates.

Questions?  Please contact Stacey Foreman (503-823-3508).

Check the following websites for additional "green" specifications/contracts information from other public agencies.

EPA EPP | Alameda County, CA | Multnomah County, OR | State of California | State of Minnesota 

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