Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.65
Liaison Jennifer Sanchez
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Bakersfield
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Jane Gardner
Procurement and Contracts Specialist
Procurement
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Does the institution have written policies, guidelines or directives that seek to support sustainable purchasing across commodity categories institution-wide?:
Yes

A copy of the policies, guidelines or directives:
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The policies, guidelines or directives:

Staples Auto Sub Program: Campus-wide memo issued November 13, 2017

“As you may have heard, the Chancellor's Office has been working closely with Staples to institute an auto-substitution program for sustainable products. Now it is easier than ever to be green! Effective today, November 13, 2017, your Staples shopping cart in the Campus Marketplace (ESM) will become more sustainable. Environmentally friendly products will automatically be substituted for products ordered that do not meet sustainability objectives. You will be supporting the California State University's mandate to increase sustainability by simply buying Staples products as you usually would.
The intent of the program is to provide products of similar quality at the same, or, even a lower price. Also, a process has been established in the event that a substitution is truly inferior or unsuitable. Please notify CSUB Procurement with your specific concern for escalation to the Chancellor's Office for consideration of an override.
Thank you for your support of the CSU's continued sustainability efforts!
If you have any questions, please contact Crystal Jenkins or Jane Gardner in the CSUB Office of Procurement at extension #3181.”

- Staples Business Advantage $50 Order Minimum (attached): CSUB adheres to a requirement by the CSU that all Staples Business Advantage orders meet a $50 minimum, which minimizes shipping, transportation, and associated fuels and emissions from smaller orders.
- CSU Buy Recycled Handbook: http://www.calstate.edu/csp/special-programs/
- CSU Sustainability Policy: http://www.calstate.edu/cpdc/sustainability/policies-reports/
- ICSUAM 5235.00 CSU Buy Recycled Products Campaign: https://csyou.calstate.edu/Policies/icsuam/Pages/5235-00.aspx
- Contractors Building Demolition Waste & Recycling Meeting Form 02060A: http://www.calstate.edu/cpdc/cm/forms/#construction
- Executive Order 987: Policy Statement on Energy Conservation, Sustainable Building Practices, and Physical Plant Management for the California State University
http://www.calstate.edu/eo/eo-987.html


Does the institution employ Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) when evaluating energy- and water-using products and systems?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the institution’s use of LCCA?:
Institution employs LCCA as a matter of policy and standard practice when evaluating all energy- and water-using products, systems and building components

A brief description of the LCCA policy and/or practices:

http://www.calstate.edu/eo/eo-987.html
CSU Bakersfield Procurement derives its program policies regarding sustainable business practices from the CSU Chancellor's office Executive Order (EO) 987: Policy Statement on Energy Conservation, Sustainable Building Practices, and Physical Plant Management for the California State University which states, among other things, that sustainable practices, materials, and other considerations be made in the design, construction and operation of buildings and other structures on CSU campuses. While this EO primarily indicates consideration of measures to conserve water and energy, it also expressly indicates that materials and equipment with long life cycles should be used as well as sustainable building products.
The CSU's Sustainability Policy also speaks to energy conservation, on-site and renewable power generation goals and to elaborate on sustainable building design practices. CSU has committed its self to sustainable building practices by incorporating the local geography in building design, minimizing operating costs maximizing energy and water efficiency, and choosing materials and systems whose total life cycle, from manufacture to replacement, minimize environmental impacts.
All new buildings on campus are designed up to LEED Silver standards for energy efficiency criteria and lighting efficiency guidelines. These include the Humanities Office Building, Humanities Classroom building (completed in 2017), and the Engineering Modular Building (under construction). In addition, the new Softball Dugouts both have CMU LED lighting.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating chemically intensive products and services (e.g. building and facilities maintenance, cleaning and sanitizing, landscaping and grounds maintenance)?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for chemically intensive products and services:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating construction and renovation products (e.g. furnishings and building materials)?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for construction and renovation products:

CSU Bakersfield derives its program policies regarding sustainable business practices from the CSU Chancellor's office Executive Order (EO) 987: Policy Statement on Energy Conservation, Sustainable Building Practices, and Physical Plant Management for the California State University which states, among other things, that sustainable practices, materials, and other considerations be made in the design, construction and operation of buildings and other structures on CSU campuses. CSU has committed to sustainable building practices by incorporating the local geography in building design and choosing materials and systems who minimize environmental impacts.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating Information technology (IT) products and services (e.g. computers, imaging equipment, mobile phones, data centers and cloud services)?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for IT products and services:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating food services (i.e. franchises, vending services, concessions, convenience stores)?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for food services:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating garments and linens?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for garments and linens:

The CSU has a Master Enabling Agreement (MEA) with Mission Linen for use of kitchen towels, shop towels, rags, etc. Within this agreement there is Mission Linen Sustainability statement. This sustainability statement is as follows:
Sustainability, Leading the Way from the Very Beginning
At Mission, our commitment to sustainability has been an important part of our business plan since the very beginning. Our company was built on our ability to give organizations the opportunity to rent and “re-use” textiles, providing them with a cost-effective and earth-conscious approach to doing business. Today, our passion for preserving our environment is present in everything we do, and goes beyond just the products we offer.
Mission has been developing, building and implementing water reclamation services throughout industrial laundries since 1970. We are recognized as an industry leader when it comes to retrofitting our existing plants with wastewater pretreatment systems, water reclamation systems and energy efficient equipment.
Our engineering staff consists of 11 employees who design, build and maintain machines, buildings and systems that process X number of the garments, linens and products that we deliver to nearly 40,000 customers annually. This dedicated team never stops looking for new and better ways to conserve our natural resources and make a positive impact on the communities where we live and work.
Mission Linen's sustainability statement is also published on their website and is available at: http://www.missionlinen.com/sustainability/
Attached to our contract with Mission Linen (and all other services and commodities) are the CSU General Provisions (http://www.calstate.edu/csp/crl/gp/gp.shtml) which contain a provisions about:
Item 34 Nondiscrimination
Item 37 Forced, Convict, Indentured and Child Labor
Item 38 Recycled Content Certification


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating professional services (e.g. architectural, engineering, public relations, financial)?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for professional services:

http://www.calstate.edu/csp/crl/gp/gp.shtml
In all CSU General Provisions is a provision (44) for DVBE and Small Business Participation
http://www.calstate.edu/eo/eo-987.html
Executive Order 987: Policy Statement on Energy Conservation, Sustainable Building Practices, and Physical Plant Management for the California State University


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating transportation and fuels (e.g. travel, vehicles, delivery services, long haul transport, generator fuels, steam plants)?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for transportation and fuels:

CSUB adheres to a requirement by the CSU that all Staples Business Advantage orders meet a $50 minimum, which minimizes shipping, transportation, and associated fuels and emissions from smaller orders. (referenced above and attached in Part 1)
CSU Sustainability Policy states:
"The CSU will encourage and promote the use of alternative transportation and/or alternative fuels to reduce GHG emissions related to university associated transportation, including commuter and business travel. (14-New)"


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating wood and paper products?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for wood and paper products:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating products and services in other commodity categories that the institution has determined to have significant sustainability impacts?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for other commodity categories:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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