It is the policy of the City of Oakland to:
Institute practices that reduce waste by increasing product efficiency, reusability and effectiveness.
Purchase products that minimize environmental impacts, toxics, pollution, and hazards to worker and community safety to the greatest extent practicable, and
Purchase products that include recycled content, are durable and long-lasting, conserve
energy and water, use agricultural fibers and residues, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, use
unbleached or chlorine-free manufacturing processes, are lead-free and mercury-free, and use
wood from sustainably harvested forests.
Consider the costs for product acquisition and use, and disposal of the product at the end of its useful life, in evaluating the lowest responsible bid.