Greening Procurement in New York State
July 18, 2017
Beth Meer and John Vana of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) described NY's multifaceted work to "green" the state's procurement of goods and services. New York's recent efforts include procurement of furniture, food containers, batteries, disinfectants, and hand sanitizers. Beth and John discussed the process used to develop or revise procurement specifications (including stakeholder engagement and collaboration with other states), issues that arose during the process, and how the issues were resolved.
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