South Dakota's procurement laws include an environmentally preferred procurement policy.  The policy states that any agency making purchases shall, to the extent practicable, purchase products that:

  • are designed to conserve energy or water;
  • are biobased;
  • contain recycled or recovered materials; or
  • are maintenance products that minimize impact to human health or the environment.

The state's Office of Procurement Management determines whether a product meets the environmentally preferred policy in law by using existing certification programs, including:

Contact a purchasing specialist at the Office of Procurement Management for information on environmentally preferred products.

South Dakota's laws and administrative rules regarding environmentally preferred procurement are available online:

General information about environmentally preferred procurement is available from: