Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Wendy Olmstead
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

California State University, Stanislaus
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Phyllis Crittendon
Contract Specialist
Procurement
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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 Sustainable Procurement Policy Stat ID: 6953280
www.calstate.policystat.com/policy/6953280/latest/
1. Campuses will promote use of suppliers and/or vendors who reduce waste, re-purpose recycle 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 Cal-Recycle Buy Recycle program or equivalent; and (3) increase recycled content purchases in all Buy-Recycle 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 campus also adheres to the following California State University (CSU) policies and guidelines:
CSU Buy Recycled Handbook: http://www.calstate.edu/csp/special-programs/
CSU Sustainability Policy: http://www.calstate.edu/cpdc/sustainablility /policies-reports/ICSUAM 5235.00 CSU Buy Recycled Products Campaign:
https://csyou.calstate.edu/Policies/icsuam/Pages/5235-00aspx
Staples Business Advantage $50 Order Minimum: Stan State 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.
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-987.html


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:

Stan State employs LCCA as a policy and standard practice when evaluating all energy and water using products, systems and building components. This is a CSU Policy through the State University Administrative Manual https://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-987.html Section 17 which directly requires employing LCCA: “When replacing energy consuming and/or utilities infrastructure equipment, the most cost-effective models will be selected. Life cycle costing procedures, instead of first capital cost only, will be utilized as the basis for all future equipment selection. All possible efforts will be made to secure additional funding if required to effect lowest life-cycle procurement."


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating chemically intensive products and services?:
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 consumable office products?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for consumable office products:
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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:

The CSU Sustainability Policy has a section on IT stating where possible, purchasing decisions shall favor computers and other electronic devices that are Energy Star Rated and EPEAT registered. Stan State promotes the use of suppliers and/or vendors who reduce waste, re-purpose recycled material, or support other environmentally friendly practices in the provision of goods and services to the CSU under contract. This may include additional evaluation points in solicitation evaluations for supplier integrating sustainable practices.
http://www.calstate.edu/cpdc/sustainability/policies-reports/documents/JointMeeting-CPBG-ED.pdf


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

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for food service providers:

CSU Sustainability Policy: “All campus food service organizations should track their sustainable food purchases. Such tracking and reporting will be grounded in the Real Food Challenge guidelines, or equivalent, with consideration to campus requested improvements. Campuses should strive to increase their sustainable food purchases to 20 percent of total food budget by 2020.”


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:

The CSU has a Master Enabling Agreement (MEA) with Mission Linen for use of kitchen towels, show towels, rags, etc. Within the MEA with Mission Linen there is a Mission Linen Sustainability Statement: “Sustainability Leading the Way from the Very Beginning. Since the very beginning our commitment to sustainability has been an important part of the Mission business plan. Our company was built on the ability to give organizations the opportunity to rent and “re-use” textiles, providing them with a cost-effective and earth-conscious approach to doing business. Today, our passion for preserving our environment goes beyond just the products we offer – it is present in everything we do.
Our engineering staff consist of 11 employees who design, build and maintain machines, buildings and systems that process garments, linens and other products delivered to nearly 40,000 customers annually. “Our dedicated team never stops looking for new and better ways to conserve our natural resources and make a positive impact on the communities where we live and work.”
Mission Linen’s sustainability state is published on their website and is available at:
http://www.missionlinen.com/sustainability/


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:

In CSU General Provisions for Acquisition of Goods, General Provisions for Service Acquisitions, and General Provisions for Information Technology Acquisitions is a provision for Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) and Small Business Participation:
http://www.calstate.edu/csp/crl/gp/gp.shtml
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 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 Police 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:
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