About sustainable government purchasing

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The State of Minnesota’s Sustainable Procurement Program is a partnership between the Department of Administration and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, formalized by our Sustainable Procurement Charter.

Program objectives

The Sustainable Procurement Program focuses on improving the environmental, social, and economic impacts of government purchasing by establishing sustainable state contracts, sharing best practices for sustainable purchasing, fostering a community of government purchasers who prioritize sustainability, and facilitating equal opportunity for targeted group (TG), economically disadvantaged (ED), and veteran-owned (VO) vendors and small businesses to meet sustainability requirements to do business with the state of Minnesota. 

By making greener, cleaner, and more sustainable purchasing decisions in state government, we can reduce solid waste, shrink our carbon footprint, promote a strong, equitable local economy, and improve energy and operational efficiencies across the enterprise.

Program mission

The State of Minnesota will use our purchasing power to drive the market for sustainable goods and services by making purchases that demonstrate the highest level of environmental, social, and economic responsibility.

Program vision

Through collaboration, Minnesota sets the standard as an industry leader in sustainable purchasing that will transform the way the State of Minnesota confronts its most difficult sustainability challenges.

Citizens, suppliers, and purchasers can expect:

  • A transparent, inclusive, and data driven process
  • A balance of environmental, social, and economic priorities
  • A drive for market transformation
  • Regular communication of outcomes and benefits

FY18 report will be included here when available.

Related efforts

The Sustainable Procurement Program works closely with the State of Minnesota's Office of Enterprise Sustainability on the focus area of procurement.

For additional information, contact Melissa Peck or at 651-757-2343.

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