Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.72
Liaison Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

California State University, Channel Islands
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Energy Manager
Facilities Services
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Does the institution have written policies, guidelines, or directives that seek to support sustainable purchasing across multiple commodity categories institution-wide?:
Yes

A copy of the policies, guidelines or directives:
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The policies, guidelines or directives:
CSU Channel Islands follows the policies of the university and the California State University (CSU) system that address sustainable procurement measures. CSUCI's Policy on Sustainable Practices states the campus will work to increase "responsible purchasing, procurement and handling of goods and services."

It is the CSU’s policy to promote environmentally responsible procurement practices. Campuses are encouraged, whenever feasible, to maximize the purchase of goods that contain recycled content or may be recycled or reused when discarded.

The CSU Buy-Recycled Campaign is a joint effort between the campuses and the administrative offices of the CSU in support of the State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign (SABRC) and was developed to comply with state laws requiring the procurement of recycled content products.
The Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) programs also feature collaboration between the Chancellor’s Office and the CSU campuses to ensure three percent participation for DVBE in state contracts as well as 25 percent for small businesses.

Additionally, the CSU Sustainability Policy states:

"1. Campuses shall 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 and socially responsible 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.

4. Campuses shall align procedures with state initiatives to report environmental product declarations for select construction materials, consistent with PCC §3500-3505 and state mandates.

5. Campuses shall promote circular economies by seeking to reduce waste when considering materials purchases, including but not limited to, office supplies, equipment, classroom supplies, and promotional and giveaway items by minimizing purchase of items that have a short useful life, are unable to be recycled, and/or are made of unsustainable or carbon intensive materials."

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:
Assets or equipment across campus are documented in our WebWorks Computerized Maintenance Management system. This system stores data such as purchase order, cost, life cycle, main tenant etc. and this is used periodically to assess the status of equipment on campus.

The CSU Executive Order 987 states that "new construction, remodeling, renovation, and repair projects, regardless of funding source, will be designed with consideration of optimum energy utilization, decarbonization, and low life-cycle operating costs and shall exceed all applicable energy codes and regulations (Building Energy Efficiency Standards, Tit. 24 CCR § 6) by ten percent.” Additionally, "Energy efficient and sustainable design features in the project plans and specifications will be considered in balance with the academic program needs of the project within the available project budget."

This is further supported in the CSU Sustainability Policy, which states:
"Capital planning for state, non-state facilities and infrastructure shall consider features of a sustainable and durable design to achieve a low life cycle cost. Campuses shall design, construct, operate, and maintain green building certified high performing buildings, regardless of funding source, that improve occupant productivity and wellness, optimize life-cycle costs, and minimize carbon impact. Principles and best practices established by leading industry standards or professional organizations shall be implemented to the greatest extent possible.

In order to implement the sustainable building goal in a cost-effective manner, the process will: identify economic and environmental performance measures; determine cost savings; use extended life cycle costing; and adopt an integrated systems approach. Such an approach treats the entire building as one system and recognizes that individual building features, such as lighting, windows, heating and cooling systems, or control systems are not stand-alone systems."

Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating chemically intensive products and services?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for chemically intensive products and services:
CSUCI's Custodial Division has adopted and published Green Cleaning Guidelines. The Green Cleaning Guidelines includes a commitment to procure and use products that reduce exposure of harmful chemicals for custodial personnel and building occupants. The Guidelines detail efforts to utilize “products that meet EPA standards with high post-consumer recycled content.” The Guidelines also emphasizes the preference to use "cleaning products that meet Green Seal Standard GS-37 or products with low volatile organic compounds (VOC) whenever applicable.” Additionally, the guidelines call to eliminate aerosol and phosphate products.

The Grounds department follows an Integrative Pest Management (IPM) plan to cut down on pesticides and other chemical materials. The Chemistry and Biology department also follow Environmental Health and Safety procedures when purchasing and handling any chemical products and materials.

Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating consumable office products?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for consumable office products:
CSUCI's 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. CSUCI requires Energy Star certification of all computers, monitors, printers, copiers, refrigerators, and other appliances and equipment."

Also, the CSU Sustainability Policy states that "campuses shall promote circular economies2 by seeking to reduce waste when considering materials purchases, including but not limited to, office supplies, equipment, classroom supplies, and promotional and giveaway items by minimizing purchase of items that have a short useful life, are unable to be recycled, and/or are made of unsustainable or carbon intensive materials."

Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating furniture and furnishings?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for furniture and furnishings:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating Information technology (IT) and equipment?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for Information Technology (IT) and equipment:
From CSU General Provisions for Information Technology Acquisitions: Contractor shall certify in writing the minimum, if not exact, percentage of postconsumer material, as defined in Public Contract Code Section 12200, in products, materials, goods, or supplies offered or sold to CSU regardless whether the product meets the requirements of Section 12209. With respect to printer or duplication cartridges that comply with the requirements of Section 12156(e), the certification required by this subdivision shall specify that the cartridges so comply (PCC 12205).

Additionally, CSUCI's procurement policy states that "CSUCI requires Energy Star certification of all computers, monitors, printers, copiers, refrigerators, and other appliances and equipment."

Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating food service providers?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for food service providers:
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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:
All CSU contracts for the procurement or laundering of apparel, garments or corresponding accessories or the procurement of equipment, materials, or supplies, other than procurement related to a public works contract, shall require the contractor to certify that it has maintained a "sweat-free" workplace in compliance with Public Contracts Code Section 6108 and that they adhere to the Sweatfree Code of Conduct as set forth by the California Department of Industrial Relations.

https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/7865355/latest/#autoid-2yrak

Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating professional service providers?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for professional service providers:
Under the CSU Sustainability Policy, "campuses shall 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 and socially responsible practices".

Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating transportation and fuels?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for transportation and fuels:
The CSU requires that all Staples Business Advantage orders meet a $50 minimum, which minimizes shipping, transportation, and associated fuels and emissions from smaller orders. 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."

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable procurement program or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
CSUCI Policy on Sustainable Practice:
https://policy.csuci.edu/op/01/op-01-006.htm

CSU Environmentally Responsible Purchasing:
https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/doing-business-with-the-csu/contract-services-and-procurement/Pages/Environmental-and-Social-Sustainability.aspx

CSUCI Policy on Procurement:
https://policy.csuci.edu/fa/60/FA.60.003.htm

CSU Contracts and Procurement Policy:
https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/12393471/latest/

CSUCI Green Cleaning Guidelines
https://www.csuci.edu/fs/sustainability/additional-resources/greencleaningguidelines.pdf

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