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Environmentally Preferred Purchasing

Green Purchasing Opportunity Assessments

The state of Washington, contracted with the Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) to develop a series of procurement-focused opportunity assessments (OAs) that were intended to best equip the state with information needed to appropriately weigh environmental considerations so as to achieve best value. The focus areas for these OAs were selected based on contract expiration date, projected contract dollar value, significant environmental considerations (including greenhouse gas emissions, presence of toxins, extended producer responsibility, and conservation of resources) the potential for a safer yet effective and competitively priced alternative, and potential for influencing the advancement of green goods and services in regional or national supply chains.