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The City of Portland’s Sustainable Procurement Program harnesses the City’s purchasing power to demand cleaner, greener, fairer, smarter, and safer products and services.
As a procurement strategy, sustainable procurement promotes fiscal responsibility and smart risk management. Long-term, sustainable procurement contributes to the City’s social responsibility, local economic development goals, and preservation of natural resources.
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 to meet high energy-efficiency standards or developing an electric vehicle fleet. With such a large market share public buyers can have a big influence in driving the market towards sustainable solutions.
Questions? Contact Stacey Foreman, Sustainable Procurement Program Manager, 503-823-3508.
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.
Best practices, example criteria, metrics, and related sustainable procurement resources for employees
Information about the Metro area Clean Air Construction effort to reduce diesel emissions from public construction sites
Topic-specific sustainable procurement program initiatives or projects currently in the works
Buying green experiences from City of Portland Bureaus
Example green specifications used in City solicitation documents
Reports and publications related to the City's Sustainable Procurement Program
Information on the City's effort to buy uniforms made in factories with fair labor practices
City Sustainable Procurement Policy and related policies