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Environmentally Preferable Services Index

Below please find links to alphabetical listings of environmentally preferable services available on OSD's Statewide Contracts.

Table of Contents

Antifreeze Recycling

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Antifreeze Recycling

Hazardous, Medical, Hard-To-Manage Waste Collection, Disposal/Emergency Response - FAC82

Some vendors in Categories 1-3 of this contract offer recycling of spent antifreeze, either through a municipally offered household hazardous waste event or as an individual pick-up. Information may be found in the cost table for the contract located in the FAC82 COMMBUYS MBPO.

 

Battery Recycling

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Battery Recycling

Hazardous, Medical, Hard-To-Manage Waste Collection, Disposal/Emergency Response - FAC82

Office Supplies, Recycled Paper and Envelopes - OFF36

Vendors on this contract offer recycling of batteries including, but not limited to: mercury oxide, silver oxide, button cell, sealed lead acid, lithium of all types, and compositions, such as lithium ion, magnesium, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, and alkaline either through a municipally offered household hazardous waste event or as an individual pick-up. Information may be found in the cost table for the contract located in FAC82 COMMBUYS MBPO.

The office supplies vendor on OFF36: Office Supplies, Recycled Paper and Envelopes provides existing customers battery recycling services at no cost.  Contact the vendor for more information.

 

Computer/Electronics Recycling

Contract Title & Contract User Guide # Services Description for Computer/Electronics Recycling

Hazardous, Medical, Hard-To-Manage Waste Collection, Disposal/Emergency Response - FAC82

Electronic recycling vendors are included in Category 7: Electronic Waste of this contract. All vendors are required hold either the R2 and/or E-Stewards certification(s) for responsible handling of hazardous e- waste. All vendors are capable of collecting and recycling a variety of electronic waste, including, but not limited to, televisions, computer monitors, laptops, central processing units (CPUs), computer peripherals, and cell phones and some services may be offered at no charge. Information about vendors and pricing may be found in the cost table for the contract located in the FAC82: Hazardous Waste COMMBUYS MBPO. 

 

Demand Response Services

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Demand Response Services

Electricity Demand Response and Forward Capacity Market Services - FAC89DesignatedDCAMM

This contract provides enrollment and management services for facilities to maximize participation and earnings in the ISO New England (ISO-NE) Demand Response Program, by using back-up emergency generators and/or load curtailment. In addition, the vendor provides support services for current and future assets enrolled and to be enrolled by the Commonwealth in the Forward Capacity Market.

 

Document scanning and destruction (recycling) services

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Document scanning and destruction (recycling) Services

Records Management, Storage and Archiving Services and Moving Services - FAC96

Vendors who provide document destruction services on this contract are certified by the National Association of Information Destruction (NIAD) and must provide a certificate of destruction to the purchasing eligible entity for all shredded or destroyed materials. In addition, vendors are required to recycle all recyclable materials resulting from media destruction and provide proof weight of the materials destructed. 

 

Environmental Consultant, Program Coordinator, and Planner Services

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Environmental Consultant, Program Coordinator, and Planner Services

Management Consultants, Program Coordinators and Planners Services Statewide Contract - PRF61

This contract includes vendors that specialize in environmental consulting, program coordination, and planning services for environmentally related projects.

 

Energy Consulting Services

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Energy Consulting Services

Environmental Engineering, Diagnostics and Testing - PRF67DesignatedDCAMM

Vendors on this contract provide expert environmental consulting, engineering, and investigative services on all matters involving environmental and subsurface issues. Environmental consulting and engineering firms on this contract provide consultation on federal and state environmental laws and regulations, environmental assessment and remediation activities, and other environmental analyses for Commonwealth Agencies and Municipalities. Categories include:

A. Media Assessments
B. Design and Construction Administration Services
C. Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) Compliance Support
D. Permitting
E. Compliance
F. Environmental Strategy
G. Recycling, Solid Waste, and Sustainable Materials Management

 

Fire Extinguisher Recycling

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Fire Extinguisher Recycling

Hazardous, Medical, Hard-To-Manage Waste Collection, Disposal/Emergency Response - FAC82

Some of the vendors in Categories 1-3 offer recycling of fire extinguishers, either through a municipally offered household hazardous waste event or as an individual pick-up. Information may be found in the cost table for the contract located in the FAC82: Hazardous, Medical, Hard-To-Manage Waste Collection MBPO in COMMBUYS.   

 

Fuel Card and Fuel Management Services

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Fuel Card and Fuel Management Services

Fuel Card & Fuel Management Services - VEH100

This full-service contract provides Fuel Cards and Fuel Management Services to users of fleet vehicles. Users have the ability to review and download billing online and the vendor offers an app that assist drivers in finding the lowest priced gas in the area, including alternative fuel locations.   

 

Hazardous Waste Recycling

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Hazardous Waste Recycling

Hazardous, Medical, Hard-To-Manage Waste Collection, Disposal/Emergency Response - FAC82

This contract covers collection, management, recycling (if applicable), and disposal of a number of hazardous and medical wastes. The consolidated price list reflects recycling of materials and costs (if any). Depending on the markets, many of these materials have the potential to generate a revenue stream for recyclers, which may equate to rebates and other cost savings for contract users. Vendors have been awarded in specific categories and are permitted to provide services only in those categories for which they have received an award. Contract users should obtain quotes from more than one vendor to obtain the best pricing.

Mercury is a highly toxic material, which if released, may damage the human nervous system; it also may lead to toxic buildup in fish and other wildlife. Proper management of fluorescent lamps, which contain mercury, is an integral part of the Commonwealth’s efforts to continue improving the condition of our environment. Cathode Ray Tubes, which are found in TVs and computer monitors and are banned from disposal sites in Massachusetts, also are being collected and recycled under this contract.

All materials, including mercury from lamps, are processed and recycled for re-use, except for certain hazardous materials which are incinerated at a licensed facility. The vendor will provide a certificate of recycling or destruction of the materials collected, whichever is appropriate. All pricing includes the cost of packaging and transportation.  

Additional benefits of the contract include:

  • Free item collection (or for a fee paid to the contract user) for select items in categories 1, 3 & 7 (for example, motor oil, batteries, electronics). Please check the price list for items that indicate “no charge” or a fee amount paid to the contract user;
  • Milk-run (multi-site) discounts for combined pickups offered by select vendors in categories 1, 3 & 7;
  • Low-load discounts (for small purchasing entities) offered;
  • Most vendors offer free end user training, including basic education to users on processes and procedures for appropriate storage, handling, or packaging of hazardous materials;
  • Some vendors also offer Resource Management services. Unlike traditional solid waste service contracts, Resource Management (RM) compensates waste vendors based on performance in achieving waste reduction goals rather than the volume of waste disposed. As a result, RM aligns waste vendor incentives with facility goals to explore innovative approaches that foster cost-effective resource efficiency through prevention, recycling, and recovery.
  • No surcharges, no pre-payments are allowed, and all prices are “ceiling” or “not-to-exceed,” therefore, users may negotiate further, if desired. 

Category Descriptions

Category

Description

Category 1

Hazardous Material Collection and Disposal: Includes a variety of materials such as motor oil and filters, batteries, paint, fuels, solvents, propane tanks, mercury, and other High Hazard Waste Management, which may be collected and recycled via this category. Containers and labor, including High Hazardous Waste Staff, are available.  

Category 2

Hazardous Waste Collection Events: Includes all set up, materials, and handling necessary to conduct such events at Municipalities and other sites throughout the Commonwealth. All prices include labor, travel time, containers, packaging material, labels, placards, paperwork, and safety and spill control equipment, as well as any other necessary costs.

Category 3

Universal Waste (except pesticides): Mercury Waste & Batteries: Collection and disposal of medical/infectious/regulated wastes, including medical waste as defined in 40 CFR Part 259.30. This includes collecting/processing and recycling of intact fluorescent lamps, High Intensity Discharge (HID), and other lamps (including neon, mercury vapor, high-pressure sodium, and metal halide lamps), elemental mercury, mercury-contaminated items, mercury-containing devices (including thermometers, barometers, thermostats, electrical switches, relays, medical and scientific instruments), non-leaking waste PCB and DEHP ballasts, and a variety of batteries (including non-mercury batteries). Select vendors also offer the removal of barometers from schools.

Category 4

Sharps (4a Sharps Pickup & Kiosks, 4b Sharps Mail-in): Collection programs for non-commercially generated sharps, including pick-up service, mail-in service, or kiosk service. Noncommercial generated sharps are defined as discarded medical articles that may cause punctures or cuts (including needles, syringes, and lancets) that are generated by Massachusetts residents in their homes.

Category 5

Onsite Medical Waste Treatment Systems: There are no vendors awarded in this category at this time.

Category 6

Medical/Infectious Waste Collection and Disposal: Vendors provide a full service program, at no added charge, including all packaging supplies and labels, transportation, proper disposal, and manifesting of an Eligible Entity’s infectious waste in compliance with all appropriate regulations.

Category 7

Electronic Waste: Vendors in this category are either R2 and/or e-Stewards certified for responsible handling of hazardous e-waste and they are capable of collecting/recycling a variety of electronic waste, including televisions, computer monitors, laptops, central processing units (CPUs), computer peripherals, cell phones, and other electronics.

Category 8

Tanks: This category allows vendors to pick up and dispose/recycle above and underground storage tanks, in addition to other tanks such as fire extinguishers.

Category 9

Emergency Response: Vendors offer Emergency Response (ER) services that facilitate the containment and removal and disposal of sudden releases of oil and hazardous materials (OHM); and to facilitate preliminary response actions and risk reduction measures by the removal and disposal of reportable concentrations of OHM in soil on public property, for the purpose of protecting public health, safety, welfare, and the environment. It is not the intent of this contract to provide a remediation service. It is intended for situations that require immediate emergency actions of limited scope and duration that are needed to protect public health and the environment.

   

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Integrated Pest Management - FAC92

This contract provides a list of vendors experienced in Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common sense practices and use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.  The IPM approach may be applied to both agricultural and non-agricultural settings, such as homes, gardens, and workplaces. IPM takes advantage of all appropriate pest management options including, but not limited to, the judicious use of pesticides. In contrast, organic food production applies many of the same concepts as IPM, but limits the use of pesticides to those that are produced from natural sources, as opposed to synthetic chemicals. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is one of many states that have strived to suppress conventional pesticides and the health and environmental dangers associated with them. Commonwealth laws provide the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) with oversight on pesticide use in addition to enacting regulations for schools to implement Integrated Pest Management Programs.  The Massachusetts Pesticide Control Act of 1978 is found in Chapter 333 of the Code of Massachusetts Regulations (333 CMR) and includes the following:   

  • The Children Protection Act of 2000 - The purpose of 333 CMR 14.00 is to promote the implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques and to establish those standards, requirements, and procedures necessary to minimize the risk of unreasonable adverse effects on human health and the environment regarding the use of pesticides within a school, daycare center, or school-age child care program facility in Massachusetts.
  • Governor's Executive Order #403 (2003) - Mandates the use of IPM in all state buildings and facilities.

The Children Protection Act makes it mandatory for parents, staff, and children of any school or daycare facility to receive notification whenever pesticide applications are being made on the property. This EO was put into place to ensure the health and safety of children, who are more sensitive to pesticides than adults.

Integrated Pest Management for Turf and Landscaping

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Integrated Pest Management for Turf and Landscaping

Landscaping Services, Snow Removal, Tree Care and Related Services - FAC103

Turf and Landscape Integrated Pest Management is a strategy used to manage insect pests in the landscape by using economically and environmentally sustainable practices. The goal of IPM is not to eliminate insect pests, but rather to strengthen and stabilize the landscape (ecosystem) so that conditions are more favorable for plants than they are for pests. By using scouting and monitoring practices to observe pests, timely actions may be taken to prevent significant problems using an environmentally-preferable and cost-effective combination of cultural or mechanical, biological and, when justified, chemical methods available.

Janitorial Services, Environmentally Preferable

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Janitorial Services, Environmentally Preferable

Janitorial Services - Environmentally Preferable- FAC81

This is a multi-award contract for Janitorial Services with regional and statewide awards. It includes vendors of all sizes and meets and exceeds janitorial industry standards. Vendors on this contract also are required to incorporate green cleaning practices into their services.   

The contract requires the use of environmentally preferable cleaning products that meet the specifications under FAC85-Envronmentally Preferable Cleaning Products, Programs, Equipment and Supplies including, but not limited to:

  • Third-party certified cleaning products, janitorial papers, and personal care products,
  • Safer sanitizers and disinfectants,
  • Trash liners and entryway mats with recycled content,
  • Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) rated equipment (CRI tests and measures the effectiveness of cleaning products and equipment and provide ratings),
  • Steam cleaners,
  • Safer de-icing and snowmelt products

Landscaping Services: Irrigation, Tree Trimming, Catch Basin Cleaning, & Snow Removal

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Landscaping Services: Irrigation, Tree Trimming, Catch Basin Cleaning, & Snow Removal

Landscaping Services, Snow Removal, Tree Care and Related Services - FAC103

This contract contains lists of vendors that are capable of performing various commercial, industrial, institutional, and/or residential maintenance and services during times when you do not have the available resources to do so. Vendors provide services such as installation, maintenance, repair of irrigation systems, tree trimming, catch basin cleaning, snow removal, and sanding services.  Service categories with environmentally preferable services include:

  1. Landscaping and Grounds keeping/landscaping – statement of work must request IPM landscaping methods (see #5).  In addition, request use of compost and organic fertilizers, native and drought tolerant plants, integration of xeriscape and permaculture practices, compost all yard waste and use zero-emission battery electric landscaping equipment. 
  2. Snow Removal – request deicing and snowmelt products that are certified by the EPA’s Safer Choice program.  
  3. Tree Services – certain regions have a requirement that vendors be certified by Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources to identify Asian long-horned beetles.  Request that non-contaminated trimmings be separated and composted.
  4. Invasive plant control – ask  vendor for a plan to consider effectively targeting and removing non-native plant species without the use of pesticides/herbicides if at all possible, and use zero-emission battery electric landscape equipment or, at the least, equipment powered with a four-stroke engine. 
  5. Outdoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM):  a strategy used to manage insect pests in the landscape by using economically and environmentally sustainable practices. The goal of IPM is not to eliminate insect pests, but rather to strengthen and stabilize the landscape (ecosystem) so that conditions are more favorable for plants than they are for pests. A well designed IPM program should be based on prevention, monitoring, and control which offer the opportunity to eliminate or drastically reduce the use of pesticides, and to minimize, to the greatest extent possible, the toxicity of and exposure to any products which are used.
  6. Irrigation systems installation, service and repairrequest drip irrigation or efficient irrigation equipment certified by EPA’s WaterSense Program. 

Mattress Recycling

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Mattress Recycling

Carpet and Mattress Recycling - FAC90DesignatedDEP

This contract includes transportation and recycling (and some reuse) of mattresses and box springs (not futons). The three vendors disassemble mattresses and recycle not less than 85% (by weight) of the mattress components through scrap dealers and other appropriate secondary markets, including but not limited to, metal, foam, fabric, and wood.  Note:  there are no carpet recycling vendors at this time.

Moving and State Surplus Disposal Services

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Moving and State Surplus Disposal Services

Records Management, Storage and Archiving Services and Moving Services - FAC96

Awarded Vendors on this contract are required to:

  • Use corrugated boxes with a minimum of 35% post-consumer recycled content, and recycled content must be indicated on the outside of the packaging.  Vendors also are encouraged to use environmentally preferable materials and products for packing, such as starch-based peanuts, recycled content kraft paper, cushioning materials, and used newsprint.
  • Eliminate the use of polystyrene, heavy metals, non-recyclable, or other difficult to recycle materials.
  • Offer a return program where packaging may be returned to a specific location for recycling and ensure that the materials returned are easily recyclable in Massachusetts.
Vendors are encouraged to:
  • install diesel emission control devices on their vehicles (e.g. Diesel oxidation catalysts and diesel particulate filters) to reduce the particulate matter and pollution produced during normal operation and consider the use of alternative fuels (e.g. Bio-diesel, ULSD, re-refined motor oil, remanufactured antifreeze, and bio-based automotive lubricants) in their vehicle fleets.
  • Develop reusable options wherever possible (e.g., blankets, crates, and pallets) to minimize the use of disposable containers such as cardboard boxes and cushioning materials.

Oil Waste Recycling

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Oil Waste Recycling

Hazardous, Medical, Hard-To-Manage Waste Collection, Disposal/Emergency Response - FAC82

Categories 1-2 of this contract offer waste oil recycling services for a fee.   

Some of the many reasons to reuse and recycle used oil include (according to the US EPA’s The Benefits of Reusing and Recycling Used Oil webpage):

  • Recycling used oil keeps it from polluting soil and water.
  • Motor oil does not wear out—it just gets dirty—so recycling saves a valuable resource.
  • Less energy is required to produce a gallon of re-refined base stock than a base stock from crude oil.
  • One gallon of used motor oil provides the same 2.5 quarts of lubricating oil as 42 gallons of crude oil.

Print, Copy & Mail Services

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Print, Copy & Mail Services

Print, Copy & Mail Services and Printed Promotional Products - OFF44

On this contract, all printing and copying vendors are required to:

  • Use a minimum of 30% post-consumer recycled content paper for uncoated stock and a minimum of 10% for coated stock. 
  • Provide options for higher recycled content paper choices
  • Specify the use of recycled content on all printed materials
  • Have a recycling program in place with regular pick-ups
  • Printers are required to be registered with MassDEP’s Compliance Certification Program or,  if out of state, comply with environmental specifications
  • Printers are encouraged to recycle solvent and ink, use water based plate developers, and adhesives and cleaners, and eliminate the use of chlorinated solvents
  • Mailing services vendors must use Energy Star registered equipment

Propane Tank Recycling

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Propane Tank Recycling

Hazardous, Medical, Hard-To-Manage Waste Collection, Disposal/Emergency Response - FAC82

This contract offers propane tank and gas recycling services in categories 1 & 2.   

Renewable/Alternative Energy Credit Contract

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Renewable/Alternative Energy Credit Contract

Renewable/Alternative Energy Credit Contract - FAC109DesignatedDCAMM

Under the Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and Alternative Portfolio Standard (APS) regulations, all retail electricity suppliers must provide a minimum percentage of kilowatt-hours (kWh) sales to end-use customers in Massachusetts from eligible renewable and alternative energy generating sources. Contract users generating energy by such sources and receiving revenue through Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) or Alternative Energy Certificates (AECs) may use vendors on this contract to provide equipment, devices, data collection, testing, and any additional products and/or services necessary to qualify Customer Assets for RPS and/or APS. The vendor compiles and submits all necessary documentation required to create and certify all marketable environmental certificates and maintains all ongoing certifications as required.   

Scrap Metal, Sale and Disposal

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Scrap Metal, Sale and Disposal

Solid Waste and Recycling Services - FAC86

This contract provides reimbursement for scrap metals that may be recycled. The contract is awarded to vendors located throughout the State who offer sale and removal of surplus scrap metals. The metals are sorted by type and consist of aluminum, mixed metals, steel, cast iron, copper, light iron, and brass.   

Scrap Tire Removal / Disposal Services

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Scrap Tire Removal / Disposal Services

Solid Waste and Recycling Services - FAC86

This contract allows for recycling/removal of scrap tires and tire shreds:

  • Pick-up from a Commonwealth location - vendor will remove, pack, make ready for shipment, and incur all freight costs with the transport of all tires (with or without rims) and tire shreds from each holding location (a minimum of one ton of material is preferred to request this service).
  • Delivery to Vendor’s Facility - The agency or municipality is responsible for the preparation of the weight slip and bill of lading so that the tires may be accepted by the vendor. A department should contact the vendor prior to delivering scrap tires to the vendor’s recycling facility.  

Small Package Delivery Services

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Small Package Delivery Services

Small Package Delivery and Logistics Services - OFF46

This contract provides for Express, Next Day, and Second Day Delivery Services through United Postal Service (UPS) at special rates for Commonwealth contract users.  

Value Added
UPS uses many products that contain recycled content and/or are reusable. To see a full list of their many corporate environmental initiatives, visit www.community.ups.com. Some of the examples include:

  • UPS Letters (Next day and Second day) contain 100% total recycled content, 80% post-consumer content, and are reusable.
  • UPS boxes contain 100% total recycled content and 78% post-consumer content.

Solar Inspection Services

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Solar Inspection Services

Solar PV Inspection Services - FAC91DesignatedDCAMM

This is a statewide contract for Solar Inspection Services of publicly owned solar arrays. There are two levels of inspection available: a comprehensive inspection, usually taking place at five-year intervals, which evaluates the arrays at the string level, and a yearly inspection, primarily based on performance at expected levels based on the array parameters.

Solid Waste and Recycling Services

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Solid Waste and Recycling Services

Solid Waste and Recycling Services - FAC86

This contract consists of a list of vendors who offer waste collection and/or recycling services ranging from the handling of a single material to providing a broad array of waste management services. It does not cover hazardous materials or universal wastes such as fluorescent lamps – see FAC82.  An important aspect of this contract is the ability to obtain improved and cost-effective recycling services from one or more approved vendors. The contract offers 21 categories of products and also includes Pay-As-You-Throw Bags supplies (Category 1a) and event recycling services.  Departments are responsible for soliciting waste and recycling proposals/pricing from the vendor list and negotiating pricing based on the type and scope of services being requested. Some vendors also provide resource management services to assist agencies and others in consolidating their waste management programs to save money on disposal costs wherever possible.  

The following materials are available for recycling service:

Category 2: Bulky Waste, incl. Mattresses

Category 12: Textiles

Category 3: White Office Paper

Category 13: Street Sweepings

Category 4: Mixed Paper

Category 14: White Goods

Category 5: Paper Shredding/ Secure Document & Media Destruction

Category 15: Construction & Demo (C&D), including Clean Gypsum Wallboard

Category 6: Old Corrugated Cardboard

Category 16: Asphalt, Brick, Concrete (ABC)

Category 7: Metal Cans & Containers

Category 17: Wood

Category 8: Glass Containers

Category 18: Tires

Category 9: Plastic Bottles & Containers

Category 19: Mattresses

Category 10: Organic--Leaves, Yard Waste, & Floating Vegetation

Category 20: Redeemable Bottles & Cans

Category 21: Scrap Metal

Category 11: Organic--Food Waste

 

Universal Waste, Mercury and Battery Recycling

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Universal Waste, Mercury and Battery Recycling

Hazardous, Medical, Hard-To-Manage Waste Collection, Disposal/Emergency Response - FAC82

This contract offers collection and disposal of medical/infectious/regulated wastes, including medical waste as defined in the Federal Hazardous Waste Regulations (40 CFR Part 259.30).  This includes collection/processing and recycling of intact fluorescent lamps, High Intensity Discharge (HID), and other lamps (including neon, mercury vapor, high-pressure sodium, and metal halide lamps), elemental mercury, mercury-contaminated items, mercury-containing devices (including thermometers, barometers, thermostats, electrical switches, relays, medical and scientific instruments), non-leaking waste PCB and DEHP ballasts, and a variety of batteries (including non-mercury batteries). In addition, select vendors offer the removal of barometers from schools.

Vehicle Management Services

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Vehicle Management Services

Vehicle Maintenance Management Services & Accident Subrogation Services - VEH84A

This contract provides vehicle maintenance management and accident subrogation services for light, medium, and heavy duty vehicles. This includes preventive maintenance services, tune-ups, exhaust, engine repairs, and state inspections.  Preventive maintenance and tune-ups extend the life of the vehicle, saving money, and helping to keep the air clean (from www.FuelEconomy.gov  - Keeping your vehicle in shape).  

  • Keep engine properly tuned - Fixing a car that is noticeably out of tune or has failed an emissions test may improve its gas mileage by an average of 4%, though results vary based on the kind of repair and how well it is done.  Fixing a serious maintenance problem, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, may improve mileage by up to 40%. 
  • Keep tires properly inflated – Improve gas mileage by .6% on average – up to 3%, by keeping tires inflated to the proper pressure.  Under-inflated tires may lower gas mileage by about .2% for every 1psi drop in the average pressure of all tires.  Properly inflated tires are safer and last longer.
  • Use recommended grade of motor oil – improve gas mileage by 1-2% by using manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil.  Look for engine oil that says “Energy Conserving” on the API performance symbol to be sure it contains friction-reducing additives.

Vehicles, Short-term Rental

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Vehicles, Short-term Rental

Short-Term Rental of Various Light Duty Vehicles - OVM09

This contract awarded Enterprise Rent-A-Car to provide the rental of light-duty and basic transportation for a variety of different classes of vehicles, including hybrids.  Hybrid cars include the Toyota Prius, Nissan Altima, Ford Escape, and Toyota Camry. New England “hybrid branch” locations include Government Center in downtown Boston, Moody Street in Waltham, and Second Street in Manchester, NH. In addition to hybrids, these locations offer vehicles with higher MPG ratings (meaning more efficient), and other vehicles capable of running on ethanol fuel. State employees/vendors using this contract are expected to reserve the most economical vehicle size available at the time of making the reservation. If the requested vehicle size is not available at pickup time, Enterprise will provide a larger size vehicle at the same price as the reserved vehicle.

Windshield and Glass Recycling for Vehicles

Contract Title & Links to Contract User Guides Services Description for Windshield and Glass Recycling for Vehicles

Windshield and Glass Replacement for Vehicles - VEH103

This contract provides for the replacement service and parts for cracked or broken windshields. The vendor recycles 100% of all windshields that are replaced.

Contact

Phone

Julia Wolfe, Director of Environmental Purchasing 617-502-8836

Address

One Ashburton Place, Room 1017
Boston, MA 02108-1552
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