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Meeting Name: Committee on Contracts Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/23/2021 12:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Committee Room - City Hall
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Int 2271-2021 *Ben Kallos Proposed Int. No. 2271-AEnvironmentally preferable purchasing by city agencies.IntroductionThis bill would make updates to the City’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) laws, including: (1) clarifying definitions and specifying applicability of such EPP laws, including specific exceptions; (2) requiring the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) to regularly review and revise guidelines for green cleaning products, packaging reduction and furniture procured by city agencies; (3) requiring MOCS to promulgate rules promoting additional environmental objectives beyond the original EPP laws; (4) requiring MOCS to post an annual environmental procurement report on its website which would include a list of solicitations for EPP-eligible products and a list of contracts that do not comply with EPP standards; (5) requiring contracting agencies to report whenever meeting an EPP standard would be inconsistent with such agency’s ability to procure the highest quality product at the lowest possible price; and (6) prohibiting city agencies from purchasing computers, servers, tablets or other computer products that do not meet global Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) standards.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2271-2021 *Ben Kallos  Environmentally preferable purchasing by city agencies.IntroductionThis bill would make updates to the City’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) laws, including: (1) clarifying definitions and specifying applicability of such EPP laws, including specific exceptions; (2) requiring the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) to regularly review and revise guidelines for green cleaning products, packaging reduction and furniture procured by city agencies; (3) requiring MOCS to promulgate rules promoting additional environmental objectives beyond the original EPP laws; (4) requiring MOCS to post an annual environmental procurement report on its website which would include a list of solicitations for EPP-eligible products and a list of contracts that do not comply with EPP standards; (5) requiring contracting agencies to report whenever meeting an EPP standard would be inconsistent with such agency’s ability to procure the highest quality product at the lowest possible price; and (6) prohibiting city agencies from purchasing computers, servers, tablets or other computer products that do not meet global Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) standards.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 2271-2021 *Ben Kallos  Environmentally preferable purchasing by city agencies.IntroductionThis bill would make updates to the City’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) laws, including: (1) clarifying definitions and specifying applicability of such EPP laws, including specific exceptions; (2) requiring the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) to regularly review and revise guidelines for green cleaning products, packaging reduction and furniture procured by city agencies; (3) requiring MOCS to promulgate rules promoting additional environmental objectives beyond the original EPP laws; (4) requiring MOCS to post an annual environmental procurement report on its website which would include a list of solicitations for EPP-eligible products and a list of contracts that do not comply with EPP standards; (5) requiring contracting agencies to report whenever meeting an EPP standard would be inconsistent with such agency’s ability to procure the highest quality product at the lowest possible price; and (6) prohibiting city agencies from purchasing computers, servers, tablets or other computer products that do not meet global Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) standards.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2271-2021 ABen Kallos  Environmentally preferable purchasing by city agencies.IntroductionThis bill would make updates to the City’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) laws, including: (1) clarifying definitions and specifying applicability of such EPP laws, including specific exceptions; (2) requiring the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) to regularly review and revise guidelines for green cleaning products, packaging reduction and furniture procured by city agencies; (3) requiring MOCS to promulgate rules promoting additional environmental objectives beyond the original EPP laws; (4) requiring MOCS to post an annual environmental procurement report on its website which would include a list of solicitations for EPP-eligible products and a list of contracts that do not comply with EPP standards; (5) requiring contracting agencies to report whenever meeting an EPP standard would be inconsistent with such agency’s ability to procure the highest quality product at the lowest possible price; and (6) prohibiting city agencies from purchasing computers, servers, tablets or other computer products that do not meet global Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) standards.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 2272-2021 *Ben Kallos Proposed Int. No. 2272-AEstablish a task force to recommend legislation and policy for environmentally preferable purchasing, use and disposal of such textiles.IntroductionThis bill would require the City’s Director of Environmentally Preferable Purchasing to report details on the supply chain and source of agency-purchased textile goods. Additionally, this bill would establish a task force to identify and assess agency needs for textile goods, and to make recommendations for purchasing such goods in an environmentally preferable manner. Finally, the task force would be required to identify other costs associated with city textile consumption, including the health and safety effects on laborers in the supply chain and the communities in which textile goods are produced, processed and manufactured.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2272-2021 *Ben Kallos  Establish a task force to recommend legislation and policy for environmentally preferable purchasing, use and disposal of such textiles.IntroductionThis bill would require the City’s Director of Environmentally Preferable Purchasing to report details on the supply chain and source of agency-purchased textile goods. Additionally, this bill would establish a task force to identify and assess agency needs for textile goods, and to make recommendations for purchasing such goods in an environmentally preferable manner. Finally, the task force would be required to identify other costs associated with city textile consumption, including the health and safety effects on laborers in the supply chain and the communities in which textile goods are produced, processed and manufactured.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 2272-2021 *Ben Kallos  Establish a task force to recommend legislation and policy for environmentally preferable purchasing, use and disposal of such textiles.IntroductionThis bill would require the City’s Director of Environmentally Preferable Purchasing to report details on the supply chain and source of agency-purchased textile goods. Additionally, this bill would establish a task force to identify and assess agency needs for textile goods, and to make recommendations for purchasing such goods in an environmentally preferable manner. Finally, the task force would be required to identify other costs associated with city textile consumption, including the health and safety effects on laborers in the supply chain and the communities in which textile goods are produced, processed and manufactured.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2272-2021 ABen Kallos  Establish a task force to recommend legislation and policy for environmentally preferable purchasing, use and disposal of such textiles.IntroductionThis bill would require the City’s Director of Environmentally Preferable Purchasing to report details on the supply chain and source of agency-purchased textile goods. Additionally, this bill would establish a task force to identify and assess agency needs for textile goods, and to make recommendations for purchasing such goods in an environmentally preferable manner. Finally, the task force would be required to identify other costs associated with city textile consumption, including the health and safety effects on laborers in the supply chain and the communities in which textile goods are produced, processed and manufactured.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available