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Sustainable Purchasing

Consistent with the County Mayor’s sustainability goals; the purpose of this page and our Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Guidelines is to support and facilitate the purchase of products and materials that minimize the harmful effects to the environment from their production, transportation, use and disposition. It is the county’s preference to purchase and use environmentally preferable products whenever they perform satisfactorily and can be acquired at similar total value (cost/quality). A related purpose is to develop and implement common purchasing programs to be used by all county personnel that support suppliers of environmentally preferable products, services and practices.