Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 39.53
Liaison Ellie Perry
Submission Date July 27, 2018
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Dominguez Hills
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 3.00 Ellie Perry
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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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:
The policies, guidelines or directives:

The CSU System has a formal partnership with Staples Business Advantage (campus default office supply provider) that integrates a Sustainable Auto-Sub program on all campus procurement. This system automatically replaces items in the online cart with green alternatives when purchasing.


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
CSUDH Capital Planning derives its program policies regarding Life Cycle Cost Analysis 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 who's total life cycle, from manufacture to replacement, minimize environmental impacts.


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)?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for construction and renovation products:
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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?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for garments and linens:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating professional services (e.g. architectural, engineering, public relations, financial)?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for professional services:
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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)?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for transportation and fuels:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating wood and paper products?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for wood and paper products:

Integrated CSU Administrative Manual (ICSUAM) establishes Environmentally Preferred Purchasing and Use practices that are applicable to all California State Universities.

As per California Public Contract Code Section 12209, all paper purchased contains a minimum of 30% recycled content.

CSU Sustainability Policy Sustainable Procurement
1. Campuses will promote the use of suppliers and/or vendors who reduce waste, repurpose
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. (14-New)
2. To move to zero waste, campus practices should:
(1) encourage the 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 BuyRecycled program product categories. (14-New)
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. (14-New)


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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