Green Purchasing

Green purchasing, also called environmentally preferred purchasing, means making thoughtful, strategic decisions to buy goods and services that have less negative environmental and health impacts than similar products.

Green Purchasing Guide for state agencies

The Green Purchasing Guide includes:

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Green purchasing specifications

We’ve provided green purchasing specifications as a starting point for procurement and purchasing staff. They are organized by category, and each product-specific specification includes state policies, laws and third-party environmental certifications and standards.

Purchasers can copy and paste the specifications into solicitations as mandatory bid or purchasing requirements, price preferences, and additional desirable best value attributes. Purchasers can also refer to these specifications to guide purchasing decisions.

Building construction and maintenance products
Cleaning equipment
Electronic equipment
Energy-related equipment
Fleet equipment
Food service equipment
Medical equipment
Office supplies
Outdoor products
Safety (and PPE)

Green purchasing templates and tools for state agencies

Electric vehicles

State Efficiency & Environmental Performance

Green purchasing in Washington state

Contact us

Cheral Manke

Contracts & Procurement

Leatta Dahlhoff

Environmental Technical Analyst