Alameda County was recognized with a prestigious award from the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council for implementing a strategic plan for copy paper.
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.
- Carpet Procurement and Technical Specification
- Green Lease
- Janitorial Cleaning Products Bid
- Level 3 Diesel Particulate Filters Bid
- Lighting Technical Specification
- Multi-Function Device Bid
- Office Paper Bid
- Office Supplies Bid
- Print Services Bid
- Sustainable Building Design
Bids and Specifications
- Information on the resources we use
- Responsible Purchasing Network's Resources and Certifications Factsheet (PDF - 207kb) *
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