Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.39
Liaison Holli Fajack
Submission Date July 6, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Long Beach
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 3.00 Malia Kinimaka
Director, Procurement and Contractual Services
Procurement & Contractual 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:

- 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

- Staples Business Advantage $50 Order Minimum (attached): CSULB 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.

- 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?:
No

Which of the following best describes the institution’s use of LCCA?:
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A brief description of the LCCA policy and/or practices:

N/A


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:

N/A


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:

CSULB refers to the CSU Chancellor's Executive Order (EO) 987 "Policy Statement on Energy Conservation, Sustainable Building Practices, and Physical Plant Management" as well as the CSU Sustainability Policy's "Sustainable Building Practices" section for guidance on the procurement of sustainable construction and renovation products.

The EO 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.

The CSU Sustainability Policy mandates that "the CSU shall design and build all new buildings and major renovations to meet or exceed the minimum requirements equivalent to LEED “Silver.” Each campus shall strive to achieve a higher standard equivalent to LEED “Gold” or “Platinum” within project budget constraints. Each campus may pursue external certification through the LEED process."


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)?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for IT products and services:

From CSU General Provisions for Information Technology Acquisitions: Contractor shall certify in writing the minimum, if not exact, the 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).


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:

N/A


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:

N/A


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

CSU Sustainability Policy: 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.


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:

CSULB 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.

From the CSU Sustainability Policy: "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."


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:

N/A


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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