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Our Coalition

Member organizations that are active members in the healthy purchasing initiative.

Leverage for Positive Change

The Healthy Purchasing Coalition is built on the idea that a group of individuals and organizations, acting collaboratively and with a harmonized approach, can have a bigger impact than any one of us acting alone.

Coalition members agree to adopt purchasing policies and practices that are consistent with the key elements of transparency, harmonization, hazard avoidance, and measurement.

Find our Healthy Purchasing Coalition framework document here

Find the coalition framework implementation checklist here

Current coalition members include:

Multnomah County

Oregon's most populous county with more than 735,000 residents, spends about $400 million annually.
 
News about healthy purchasing at Multnomah County here
 
Review the county's healthy purchasing resolution here

City of Portland

Oregon most populous city with more than 580,000 residents, spent about $360 million on contracts in 2011. 
 
The city spent more than $155 million on construction and more than $173 million on goods and services that year. [a]
 
Review the city's healthy purchasing resolution here
 
Port of Portland

Regional Port District incorporated in 1891, manages three airports, four marine terminals and is the area’s largest owner of industrial land.

The Port spends approximately $150 million in goods, services, and construction contracting annually. 

Read about the Port’s environmental initiatives here

City of Hillsboro

Oregon’s fifth largest City with over 93,000 residents will spend over $120 million on goods and services in fiscal year 2013.

Learn more about the City’s sustainability efforts here

City of Eugene

Home to more than 140,000 people, Eugene is Oregon's second largest city. It covers approximately 41.5 square miles, with the Willamette River running through the heart of the city and the McKenzie River joining the Willamette to the north of town.

The City of Eugene’s total annual budget is about $470 million.

Find out about Eugene’s sustainable procurement practices here

Portland State University

Oregon’s largest university with nearly 30,000 students spends over $200 million annually on purchases and contracts. This includes equipment, supplies, personal services and capital construction.

 In partnership with OHSU and OSU, the university constructed the Collaborative Life Sciences Building on the South Waterfront in Portland. This was one of the largest projects in the region during 2013 and was certified as LEED Platinum.

Review the university’s sustainability initiatives here

Review the university’s green purchasing guide here

City of Corvallis

Portland Community College

Portland Development Commission

 

If your organization is interested in joining the coalition, please contact Colin Price for more information. 

Expert Advisers Guide and Inform Our Change

The Initiative also relies on informal guidance and input from an expert advisory group to help ensure that our strategy is innovative yet practical. 

Project Advisory Group members include:

  • SERA Architects
  • Skanska USA Building Inc.
  • Metro
  • Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Procurement Policy Group
  • Health Product Declaration Collaborative
  • Healthy Building Network
 

[a] City of Portland, 2012. Procurement Services Annual Report. Retrieved on 8/8/12 from www.portlandonline.com/omf.

 

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