Green Purchasing

The Mid-Atlantic Purchasing Team (MAPT), coordinated by the COG and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, provides cooperative procurement opportunities for local jurisdictions, drinking water and waste water entities, school systems, community colleges, and other public entities in the Baltimore-Washington and Northern Virginia regions.  MAPT reduces costs for its member governments through economies of scale created through volume buying. The program allows public and non-profit agencies across the region to combine their purchasing power to cooperatively purchase goods and services and to ride each other’s contracts using the MAPT Rider Clause.

MAPT facilitates opportunities for its members to procure environmentally preferred products and services by advancing cooperative opportunities, sharing information on rideable contracts, and providing technical assistance. 

Cooperative Green Contracts

MAPT cooperative contracts that have environmentally preferred products and service options are included in this list. Public agencies in the region can purchase from these contracts whether they participated in the original bid or are looking to ride the contract after the initial award.

Local Green Contracts Database

Local MAPT member contracts with environmentally preferred products and services are compiled into this database to assist with local green purchasing efforts by identifying contracts that MAPT members can "ride" to acquire the same product or service and connecting with other members to share specifications and experience with the product/service.

Climate Action Champion Solar Case Study

This White House Climate Action Champion Case Study describes the bulk solar initiative for both private and public communities. 


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    Heart of COG: Leah Boggs

    January 4, 2017

    Senior Environmental Planner Leah Boggs joined COG 17 years ago looking to make an impact at the local level. Now, she is guiding a major initiative to bring...

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