City of Los Angeles Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

City Employees

GSD Procurement Services - (213) 928-9500 - (City Staff Access Only)

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Tips on ways to improve your department’s EPP program.

  • Implement a refillable pen policy. Only purchase refillable pens for your office and ensure that only pen refills are primarily purchased for your office.
  • Use the “Green Book” from Office Depot when purchasing office supplies.
  • Review your contract specifications and see if there are EPP options to test out. Ensure that products meet working standards. Contact GSD Procurement Services with any bid specification changes.
  • Implement the use of an EPP subtask code to track purchases. Click here for a sample memo to your Department's purchasing staff.
  • Track EPP purchases as you make payments using direct expenditures, purchasing cards, and petty cash. See here for a sample.
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