Environmentally Preferable Purchasing. Snohomish County’s Lessons Learned. Lisa Dulude Office of Energy & Sustainability Snohomish County Executive’s Office. Tips for Getting Started. Support from the top Executive level support
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Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Snohomish County’s Lessons Learned
Office of Energy & Sustainability
Snohomish County Executive’s Office
It ain’t easy being green!
“the evaluation of the total cost of an item to the County over its estimated useful life, including costs of selection, acquisition, operation, maintenance, and where applicable, disposal, as far as these costs can reasonably be determined, minus the salvage value at the end of its estimated useful life.”
Excerpt from Section 8a of EPP: Non-toxic and Least Harmful Chemicals
1. Balancing Needs
Section 1 & Section 5:
Nothing in the policy shall be construed as requiring the procurement of products or services that do not perform adequately for their intended use, exclude adequate competition, or are not available at a reasonable price or in a reasonable period of time.
2. Greatest Extent Feasible
Section 1 & Section 8:
All of the Guidelines set forth in Section 8 of this policy shall be met to the greatest extent feasible and practicable for the purchase of products and services.
Energy and Sustainable Development Analyst