ADM-1.09 - Sustainable Procurement Policy

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In accordance with the City of Portland Sustainable City Principles [1994, 2015] the City of Portland [the City] recognizes that:

  1. the products and services the City purchases have inherent social, human health, environmental, and economic impacts;
  2. the human health, environmental, social, and economic impacts of products and services occur throughout their life cycle and throughout the associated supply chains;
  3. the City can leverage its purchasing to reduce adverse impacts throughout product or service life cycles and influence positive change within markets and communities; and
  4. by understanding and taking responsibility for the full, life cycle impacts and costs of goods and services associated with City purchases, the City reduces risk, practices fiscal responsibility, reduces adverse social and environmental impacts, and contributes to sustainable development in general.

As such, the City is committed to understanding and taking appropriate responsibility for the impacts of
its purchasing by:

  1. establishing this Sustainable Procurement Policy to guide purchasing decisions at the City;
  2. integrating sustainable procurement best practices established by this Sustainable Procurement Policy and subsequent sustainable procurement resources into the City’s procurement processes and decision making; and
  3. maintaining a Sustainable Procurement Program adequate to support City purchasing decisions and to facilitate stakeholder collaboration, compliance, and continuous improvement.


Resolution No. 36145, adopted by City Council June 11, 2003.

Superseded by Resolution No. 36620, adopted by City Council July 16, 2008.

Superseded by Resolution No. 36814, adopted by City Council September 8, 2010.

Amended by Resolution No. 37379, adopted by City Council August 22, 2018.

Amended by Resolution No. 37403, adopted by City Council December 13, 2018.

Amended by Resolution No. 37483, adopted by City Council March 25, 2020.

Amended by Chief Administrative Officer January 20, 2022.

Amended by Resolution No. 37583, adopted by City Council July 20, 2022.

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