Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.26
Liaison Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Submission Date May 1, 2015
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STARS v2.0

California State University, Channel Islands
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Ilene Mehrez
Interim Manager , Procurement
Division of Business & Financial Affairs
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How many of the institution’s business partners are covered by policies, guidelines and/or agreements that require adherence to minimum environmental standards?:

How many of the institution’s business partners are covered by policies, guidelines and/or agreements that require adherence to minimum standards governing employee wages, benefits, working conditions and rights?:

A copy of the policies, guidelines, and/or agreements with the institution's business partners (or a representative sample):
+ Date Revised: June 11, 2015

The policies, guidelines, and/or agreements with the institution's business partners (or a representative sample):


CSU Sustainability policy included the following guidance with regard to procurement:
1. Campuses will promote use of suppliers and/or vendors who reduce waste, re-purpose recycled material, or support other environmentally friendly practices in the provision of goods or services to the CSU under contract. This may include additional evaluation points in solicitation evaluations for suppliers integrating sustainable practices.
2. To move to zero waste, campus practices should: (1) encourage use of products that minimize the volume of trash sent to landfill or incinerators; (2) participate in the CalRecycle Buy-Recycled program or equivalent; and (3) increase recycled content purchases in all Buy-Recycled program product categories.
3. Campuses shall continue to report on all recycled content product categories, consistent with
PCC § 12153-12217 and shall implement improved tracking and reporting procedures for their recycled content purchases.

The CI Policy on Sustainable Practices calls for “Responsible purchasing, procurement and handling of goods and services”. CI Procurement policy states “PCS (Procurement and Contract Services) strives to build relationships with vendors that share the campus values of community and environmental stewardship and responsible business practices. All paper purchased for office use will contain a minimum of 30% recycled content. The campus copy & printing program supplies offices with paper for printing and copying and all users are asked to recycle used paper. All state agencies are mandated to purchase energy star rated equipment and appliances whenever possible. CI requires Energy Star certification of all computers, monitors, printers, copiers, refrigerators, and other appliances and equipment.”


All CI contracts include CSU General Provisions which include requirements in the following categories:
Covenant Against Gratuities
Nondiscrimination requirements (including clauses in all subcontracts)
Compliance with NLRB Orders
Drug-Free Workplace Certification
Forced, Convict, Indentured and Child Labor
Recycled Content Certification
Child Support Compliance Act
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Expatriate Corporations
DVBE (Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise) and Small Business Participation
A complete listing of general contract provisions is available at http://www.calstate.edu/csp/crl/gp/gp.shtml
Construction contract provisions are available at http://calstate.edu/cpdc/CM/CGC.shtml

CSU Owner Controlled Insurance Program requires that “Contractor and subcontractors, of any tier, have the explicit responsibility to perform work in accordance with state and local laws, ordinances, codes, regulations and the CIP Safety Manual, affecting Safety and Health.”
Additional information about CSU Contractor safety is available at - http://www.calstate.edu/cpdc/CM/documents/CSUSafetyStandards.pdf
Prevailing wage
CSU requirements for contractors to pay prevailing wage are available at https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CB4QFjAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.calstate.edu%2Fcpdc%2Fcm%2FLabor_Compliance%2FLC_Checklist.doc&ei=Qy2EVYmXGczxoATJzLKQCw&usg=AFQjCNHuvhgJl8WyZ7YD6uglPG_CXLNbbA&bvm=bv.96339352,d.cGU&cad=rja

Energy purchases

CSU sustainability policy states “The CSU will endeavor to exceed the State of California and California Public Utilities Commission Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPA) sooner than the established goal of procuring 33 percent of its electricity needs from renewable sources by 2020.”

General Campus Policies

Contractors are included in the following CI campus policies:
Drug and alcohol free workplace
Campus Violence
Smoking on Campus
Statement on Harassment in Employment (and CSU Executive Order 1096)

+ Date Revised: June 25, 2015

A brief description of programs and strategies institution has implemented to ensure that the guidelines are followed, including a brief description of instances when the guidelines have changed purchasing behavior, if applicable:

The website URL where information about the institution’s guidelines for its business partners is available:

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