Greening State Procurement

Discover state departments' progress to buy Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) goods and services. EPP purchases enhance energy, water efficiency and promote natural resource conservation. Departments are encouraged to track purchases to measure progress in meeting waste diversion and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals outlined in Executive Order B-18-12.



STATEWIDE EPP PROGRESS BY CALENDAR YEARS

Statewide EPP Spend vary by year. EPP Spend increased by more than 20 percent in 2017-2018. Data Table 1

Source: Financial Information System of California (FI$CAL) State Contract and Procurement Registry System (SCPRS)


This graph represents the state’s progress towards increasing EPP Spend. Departments can look to DGS EPP designated contracts for green commodities, DGS purchasing standards and recognize third-party certifications in their solicitations to achieve a green buy. To access these documents go to the Buying Green Guide.



STATEWIDE POTENTIAL TO INCREASE EPP SPEND BY CALENDAR YEAR

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Reported EPP Spend vary by year. State agencies had an opportunity to procure 36 percent of their goods and services through an EPP compliant statewide commodity contract. Data Table 2

Source: Financial Information System of California (FI$CAL) State Contract and Procurement Registry System (SCPRS).


This graph represents environmentally preferable purchases of goods and services that have been acquired through a noncompliant EPP purchasing method. Departments had an opportunity to procure these same goods and services through an EPP compliant statewide commodity contract that will assist in increasing their goals. Look to the Buying Green Guide to find these goods and services contracts.



STATEWIDE NON EPP SPEND BY CALENDAR YEAR

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Non EPP purchases vary substantially by EPP product categories and year. For comparison, EPP category under food is 878,561 dollars and office equipment is 122,179,943 dollars, with the other EPP categories in between. Data Table 3

Source: Financial Information System of California (FI$CAL) State Contract and Procurement Registry System (SCPRS). Disclaimer


Buying Goods made with post-consumer recycle content (PCRC) aid waste diversion. This graph represents the percent of state buys compliant with State Agency Buy Recycle Campaign (SABRC) minimum requirements. DGS offers green disposable food service supplies contracts such as plates, bowls, trays, and containers that can be found on Buying Green Guide under Food.



PERCENT SABRC COMPLIANT SPENDING BY FISCAL YEAR 18/19
State purchases vary substantially by fiscal year and SABRC reportable products. If a purchase is SABRC compliant then it is also considered EPP. Antifreeze products have the highest SABRC compliant rates, followed by tire-derived products. For comparison, glass products are 72 percent SABRC compliant and tires are 6 percent. Data Table 4

Source: SABRC Annual Report


This graph represents products purchased by departments that are State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign (SABRC) compliant. If a purchase is SABRC compliant then it is also considered EPP. State agencies are required to purchase products that have a minimum amount of post-consumer recycled content.


USE PER YEAR PROGRESS THROUGH 2018
home energy

reduction
Energy Saved
14,268
Megawatt Hours
green house gas emissions

reduction
Emission Reduced
32,384,922
Pounds of CO2 equivalent
epp contracts

reduction
EPP Contracts
88
As of December 2018
EPP STATEWIDE CONTRACT USE AT A GLANCE
CALENDAR YEAR 2018
Paper Products
Energy
energy
4,889
Megawatt Hours saved
Trees
tree
40,719
Trees Saved
Office Equipment
Energy
energy
9,379
Megawatt hours saved
Homes
lightning bolt
4,871
Equivalent to kilowatt-hours saved in homes per year

Cars
car
1,621
Equivalent to emissions reduced from gasoline powered cars per year.
Water
water
2,254,000
Gallons saved

Cars
car
1,621
Equivalent to emissions reduced from gasoline powered cars per year.
Life Cycle
Life Cycle
$1,199,574
Dollars saved over the total life cycle