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MARYLAND GREEN PURCHASING COMMITTEE


[photo, 301 West Preston St., Baltimore, Maryland] Chair: C. Gail Bassette, Secretary of General Services

Ex officio: Nancy K. Kopp, State Treasurer; Larry M. Williams, designee of Secretary of Budget & Management; Brenda Shelton-Lee, designee of Secretary of Business & Economic Development; William Kamberger, designee of Secretary of the Environment; Janet Regester, designee of Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene; David A. Garcia, Secretary of Information Technology; Richard D. Norling, designee of Secretary of Natural Resources; Rosetta Rose, designee of Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services; Michael F. Haifley, designee of Secretary of Transportation; Lillian M. Lowery, Ed.D., State Superintendent of Schools; James B. Salt, designee of Chancellor, University System of Maryland

301 West Preston St., Baltimore, Maryland, March 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


Staff: Anne Jackson

c/o Office of Secretary, Dept. of General Services
301 West Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201 - 2305
(410) 767-4618
e-mail: anne.jackson@maryland.gov
web: www.dgs.maryland.gov/greenoperations/greenpurchasing/index.html


Annual Report to General Assembly due Oct. 1 (Code State Finance & Procurement Article, sec. 14-410).


On October 1, 2010, the Maryland Green Purchasing Committee was created (Chapters 593 & 594, Acts of 2010). For State agencies, the Committee provides information, assistance, and guidelines for environmentally preferable purchasing, so that Maryland is procuring goods and services that have a lesser or reduced impact on human health and the environment.

The Committee publishes and maintains online those environmentally preferable specifications for adoption and use by State agencies. Annually, State agencies must report to the Department of General Services on what percentage its purchase of environmentally preferable products and services is of its gross purchases (Chapter 604, Acts of 2014).

Twelve members constitute the Committee. All serve ex officio (Chapter 604, Acts of 2014; Code State Finance & Procurement Article, secs. 14-409, 14-410).

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