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Sustainable procurement means taking sustainability considerations into account in your procurement actions. At the City of Portland this means thinking carefully about what we buy, buying only what we really need, purchasing products and services with high environmental performance and considering the social and economic impacts of a purchasing decision.
Sustainable procurement activities at the City of Portland range from small scale actions such as buying recycled paper or less-toxic cleaning products, to the retrofitting of public buildings with high energy efficiency standards or developing an alternative fuel fleet. With such a large market share public buyers can have a big influence in driving the market towards sustainable solutions.
CITY EMPLOYEES: "Sign In" to PortlandOregon.gov to view the Sustainable Procurement for Employees website that contains employee-specific resources for identifying and specifying safer products and services.
Buying green experiences from City of Portland Bureaus
Reports related to the City's Sustainable Procurement Program
Example green specifications used in City solicitation documents
City Sustainable Procurement Policy and related policies
Best practices, example criteria, metrics, and related sustainable procurement resources for employees
Information on the City's effort to buy uniforms made in factories with fair labor practices