Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.57
Liaison Lacey Raak
Submission Date May 20, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Monterey Bay
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Lacey Raak
Sustainability Director
Campus Planning and Development
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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:

Approx 85% of business partners are covered by policies, guidelines and/or agreements that require adherence to minimum standards governing employee wages, benefits, working conditions and rights? . See CSU General Provisions re: Nondiscrimination, Drug-Free Workplace Certification, Forced, Convict, Indentured and Child Labor, Child Support Compliance Act, American With Disabilities Act.

Requirement for a minimum 3% Disabled Veterans Business Enterprises (DVBE) participation in all formally solicited services.
A Small Business incentive is awarded to Dept General Services Certified Small Businesses in formally solicited services.

Custodial services for the University needs to be strongly managed by a Contractor, environmentally preferable, sustainable, flexible, and able to grow with the University. They must also be in line with the CSUMB Climate Action Plan (http://sustainability.csumb.edu/campus-sustainability-committee). Throughout this Scope of Work, there will be references to where a Custodial Services Contractor will assist the University to meet the goals dictated in the Climate Action Plan. Custodial services will be conducted meeting the requirements for International Sanitary Supply Association Cleaning Industry Management Standard for Green Buildings (ISSA- CIMS GB) (http://www.issa.com/?id=cims_green_building). It is required that a service provider maintains ISSA-CIMS GB certification throughout the duration of a contract.


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 less comprehensively, e.g. for certain types of systems or projects and not others

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

A comprehensive LCCA is employed for all new construction. (Per CSU system-wide policy).

No analysis is done on individual products.


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:

Per CSU policy there is a design silver minimum and all aspects of the projects are reviewed for USGBC LEED standards as well as California Building Code.


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:

As relevant IT products must be EnergyStar compliant


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:

A requirement for at least 50% must contain minimum 30% PCW content for paper products and printing and writing paper.

Mandated selection of minimum 30% PCW for all printing and copy paper.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for other commodity categories:

Plastic.

Effective Date: December 17, 2018 | Revised Date:
POLICY OBJECTIVE
This policy articulates the CSU’s requirements related to single-use plastics to ensure procurement and contracting
activities are in compliance with CSU’s sustainability goals and applicable regulations.
POLICY STATEMENT
Campuses shall establish purchasing practices that assure, to the maximum extent economically feasible, the
purchase of single-use plastics including plastic straws, plastic water bottles, and plastic bags are eliminated.
Purchase preference shall be given to reusable products, followed by locally compostable and/or recyclable
products. Procurement, auxiliaries, and all relevant stakeholders will work with campus sustainability staff to
assess and select the most sustainable alternatives.
CSU sustainability policies, including but not limited to 5236.00 and 5235.00, apply to Auxiliary Organizations
incorporated to support the California State University.
Campus responsibilities:
● Eliminate single-use plastic water bottles by January 1, 2023 or upon contract renewal if existing
contract terms prohibit. A 25% reduction in single-use plastic water bottles purchased and supplied
will be achieved annually.
● Eliminate plastic straws no later than January 1, 2019.1
● Eliminate single-use plastic carryout bags no later than January 1, 2019.2
● Eliminate single-use polystyrene (e.g. STYROFOAM™) food service items no later than January 1,
2021.
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● Replace single-use plastic items with materials that are reusable, locally compostable and/or
recyclable.
Exceptions to the above are only to be made for complying with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements4 or when it is demonstrated that compliance with the above will result in undue hardship on students or campus organizations.


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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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