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P.O. Box 839966
San Antonio, Texas

Phone: (210) 207-7260
FAX: (210) 207-7270

"Green" Initiatives                                                   

City of San Antonio Logo Recycle The Purchasing & General Services (PGS) Department is committed to seeking opportunities to encourage environmentally friendly procurement. The City of San Antonio formally adopted the Mission Verde Sustainability Plan on February 4, 2010. As a key department in the Sustainability Task Force, PGS leads by example to accomplish the goals of the plan and developed an Environmentally Preferred Purchasing Policy.

The purpose of the policy is to prompt all City staff to make every effort to minimize the environmental impact while procuring goods and services for the City of San Antonio. PGS is available to educate the City departments and vendors about consideration of recycled
                                     and alternative environmentally preferred products

Environmentally Preferred Purchasing Policy (EPPP)

Policy Highlights
  • Encourages City Departments to Lead by Example
  • Policy prompts City employees to conduct all procurement activities in an energy and resource-efficient manner
  • Requires Departments to evaluate recycled or environmentally preferred products to determine if this alternative would be practical for use
  • PGS provides departments with information to facilitate their evaluation and purchase of designated products
  • PGS ensures that environmentally preferable products are designated in procurement documents whenever practicable
  • PGS supports the purchase of recycled and environmentally preferred products
Examples of Green Procurement Initiatives
  • Ensure that environmentally preferable paper products such as 35% post-consumer recycled content paper is used when providing print services to City departments and require two-sided copies
  • Retrofit City buildings with energy efficient lighting, heating and air conditioning equipment
  • Require mowing contracts to include mulching
  • Develop procurement specifications to encourage the use of remanufactured toner cartridges for desktop printers, recycled paper products and plastic bags
  • Conversion to hybrid vehicles under the Vehicle Fleet Environmental Acquisition Policy
Green Product Demonstrations

Contact the Purchasing & General Services staff assigned to your commodity or service to provide information or schedule a demonstration of your "green product".

Annual Summary of Environmentally Preferred Purchasing (Coming Soon)

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