The mission statement of the Interagency Procurement Coordinating Committee (IPCC) reflects a commitment to provide leadership in the area of procurement. By incorporating environmental considerations in public purchasing, major agencies of Montgomery County can serve this commitment by reducing its burden on the local and global environment, removing unnecessary hazards from its operations, protecting public health, reducing costs and liabilities, and potentially improving the environmental quality of the region.
These agencies include Montgomery County Government, Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery College, Housing Opportunities Commission, and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. This policy is an effective way to support the County's overall effort in environmental sustainability. The responsibility for implementing this policy lies not within any single agency, but with everyone involved in the procurement process. From the establishment of the need by the end users to the final purchase by the procurement staff (cradle to grave requirements).