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Sustainable Purchasing by Cities: Experiences and Best Practices

4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM, Wednesday, May 25, 2016  |  Room 7

This session will present the key findings and lessons learned from the soon-to-be-released USDN-RPN Sustainable Procurement Playbook for Cities. It will also highlight examples of actions cities and counties across the United States and Canada have taken to design and implement an effective sustainable procurement program and overcome obstacles. The Playbook chapters that will be featured include:

  • Building the Business Case for Sustainable Procurement
  • Developing a Sustainable Procurement Policy
  • Implementing an Effective Sustainable Procurement Program
  • Prioritizing and Planning Sustainable Procurement Actions
  • Negotiating Contracts for Sustainable Goods and Services
  • Tracking Sustainable Procurement Activities and Impacts

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