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File #: 2021-2149    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 11/5/2021 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 11/8/2021 Final action: 11/22/2021
Enactment date: 11/22/2021 Enactment #: 45
Effective date: 11/30/2021    
Title: Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title One: Administrative, Article VII: Procedures, Chapter 161: Contracts by repealing Section 161.39: Environmentally Preferred Purchases in its entirety and replacing it with a new Section 161.39: Sustainable and Socially Responsible Procurement.
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 01 - ADMINISTRATIVE
Attachments: 1. 2021-2149 Cover Letter-Sustainable Procurement Mayor Letter, 2. Summary 2021-2149
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Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title One: Administrative, Article VII: Procedures, Chapter 161: Contracts by repealing Section 161.39: Environmentally Preferred Purchases in its entirety and replacing it with a new Section 161.39: Sustainable and Socially Responsible Procurement.

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WHEREAS, as the second city in the United States to join the Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement, the City of Pittsburgh is committed to using its purchasing power to address climate change and advance equity; and,

WHEREAS, as part of its commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, the City strives to improve its procurement policies to ensure that tax dollars are being invested in companies and products that are seeking to combat change and advance social responsibility; and,

WHEREAS, the City hopes to build on our progress of increasing contracts with Minority and Women Business Enterprises to a record level, instituting Paid Sick Leave and Living Wage ordinances for companies that contract with municipal government, procuring 100% renewable energy for the first time in 2020, and investing our pension fund in environmentally friendly and socially responsible companies; and,

WHEREAS, in accordance with its goals to become a Zero Waste City by 2030, the City is already pursuing policies to reduce consumption and improve municipal operations, including the purchase of electric vehicles for our fleet, the switch to electronic signatures, and implementing a Deconstruction Policy; and,

WHEREAS, for these reasons, the City is seeking to implement a unified Sustainable and Socially Responsible Procurement policy.


The Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts as follows:

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code, Title One: Administrative, Article VII: Procedures, Chapter 161: Contracts, Section 161.39: Environmentally Preferred Purchases is hereby repealed and replaced with a new Section 161.39: Sustainable and Socially Respo...

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