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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Management & Finance

Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services

Phone: 503-823-5288

Fax: 503-823-5384

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Rm 1250, Portland, OR 97204

Sustainable Procurement

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.

 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.


Sustainable Procurement Resources for Employees

Best practices, example criteria, metrics, and related sustainable procurement resources for employees

Sweatshop Free Procurement Policy and Compliance

Information on the City's effort to buy uniforms made in factories with fair labor practices