One of the best ways to minimize waste is to start at the beginning of the cycle and take a closer look at what we purchase. Procurement has environmental implications all along the supply chain, from production, to use, to disposal.

UMB is committed to Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP), which means the procurement or acquisition of goods and services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing goods or services that serve the same purpose, based on the raw materials, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, use, refuse, operation, maintenance, and disposal of the goods or services.

Learn more about sustainable procurement by visiting the Strategic Sourcing and Acquisition Services website.

Fleet Vehicle Purchasing

Beginning in Fiscal Year 2023, all vehicles purchased as part of UMB’s fleet must be Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs), pursuant to the state of Maryland’s Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022.

The purpose of this policy is to provide instructions and requirements for procuring vehicles for UMB’s fleet, in order to maintain an optimized fleet of vehicles and comply with state of Maryland mandates.

The UMB Fleet Coordinator must approve all vehicle purchase requests prior to procurement, in order to ensure that funds are authorized, the request is appropriate, and the request is in accordance with this policy.

View the full policy here.


Surplus Property

If you have surplus property including furniture, office supplies, equipment, etc., complete the Excess Property Declaration form on DocuSign. For additional instructions, visit the Surplus Property website