Anne Marie Holen Homer July 14, 2009

We are looking to revise our procurement regulations to allow for the purchase of environmentally preferable products and services even if they cost a little more. (For example, recycled-content paper costs more than virgin paper.) I'm looking for specific examples of what other towns or organizations have done. I'm thinking it would be helpful if the procurement language specified a percentage; e.g., "if the product is no more than 20% higher in cost..." ??

Anne Marie Holen
City of Homer
United States