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Green Printing

Organization(s) Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance
Project Description The Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance (OTA), Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) assisted the Operational Services Division (OSD) with a new Green Printing contract. The contract included environmentally preferable criteria to evaluate bids submitted for a new General Offset Printing Services Contract for Massachusetts state agencies. Preferential rating points were awarded for use of environmentally preferable materials and processes, such as water based, vegetable-based, or ultraviolet-cured inks, and a maximum of 25 percent of the total rating received by a bidder can be attained. The estimated annual dollar volume of the contract is approximately $9 million, which only includes executive state agencies, and does not include additional possible purchases made by cities, towns, schools, higher educational facilities, authorities, the judicial and legislative branch, and other eligible entities. The initial term of the contract is 5 years with additional 12-month renewal options, so the total duration of the contract could be up to 10 years. The RFR provides for a process for annually updating the environmental stewardship scores for printers while the contract is in place. Submitted requests by printers, accompanied by new information and documentation, showing improved environmental performance since the previous submission, would provide opportunity for reconsideration. The contract represents all or almost all the printing done by executive state agencies.

More Info mass.gov/portal/index.jsp?pageID=agcc&agid=osd&agca=es&agcc=es_green
Project Contact
Name Chris MacIsaac
Phone 617-626-1074
Project Keywords
Areas of P2 Expertise Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Industrial Sectors Printing
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 13 No. 1, Spring 2003 [PDF]


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