Low-mercury lighting and low-emitting carpet and furniture with recycled content are featured in this Juvenile Justice Center courtroom, improving air quality and reducing toxins.
What we buy has an impact on the world around us and our communities. Local governments, like Alameda County, purchase a large number of goods and services that they use to help them provide services to residents. Choosing less-toxic and recycled-content products can go a long way towards protecting our climate, preventing pollution, and preserving natural resources.
Alameda County makes a point of purchasing a wide range of products with environmental specifications—everything from office paper to vending machines to janitorial products. We achieve comparable cost and product performance. In fact, we make it a requirement. In our purchases, we provide opportunities for small, local and emerging businesses. We also have found that sometimes the best purchase is one you don't make. Our Property & Salvage department reuses County furniture, technology, and other items.
- Janitorial Cleaning Products Bid
- Level 3 Diesel Particulate Filters Bid
- Lighting Technical Specification
- Office Paper Bid
- Print Services Bid
Bids and Specifications
- Bid Excerpts
- Construction Specifications
- Tips for Piggybacking on Alameda County Contracts (PDF - 297kb) *
- Information on the resources we use
- Responsible Purchasing Network's Resources and Certifications Factsheet (PDF - 207kb) *
* Portable Document Format (PDF) file requires the free Adobe Reader.