Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.93
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date May 9, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Champlain College
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00 Christina Erickson
Sustainability Director
Campus Planning
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Does the institution have written policies, guidelines or directives that seek to support sustainable purchasing across commodity categories institution-wide?:
No

A copy of the policies, guidelines or directives:
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The policies, guidelines or directives:
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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:
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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)?:
Yes

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

Our two custodial contracts stipulate that only non-toxic cleaning agents may be used. See full details in OP-13.


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:
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:

See the Champlain College Information Systems "Sustainability Statement of Practice" from April 2019 at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RX3Ryq0H6fPJh2k9-af4O1Vx6dviRvP4


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)?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for professional services:

Request for Proposals (RFP) template - for a wide range of professional services - includes the Champlain College Sustainability Value Statement:

Sustainability Value Statement:
Champlain College will be a sustainable institution, in our operational practices, our campus culture, our curriculum, and in our relationships with our greater community. It is our belief that as we support students to be 21st century global citizens, they need to be well informed about sustainability concepts and practices as it relates to their field and profession. Further, we must create a campus where fully engaging in these concepts and practices is a part of life for our whole community. Additionally, we will be a model for other institutions and communities as we create an example of positive impact on the planet and its inhabitants. Because sustainability is a holistic and interdependent concept, our application of sustainability on campus and within our institution will demonstrate this and be infused into all that we do.

Under the Terms & Conditions:
• The Vendor shall endorse the Champlain College Sustainability Value Statement and will endeavor to support Champlain College’s sustainability practices in its performance of the agreement
http://www.champlain.edu/Documents/finance/Champlain%20College%20RFP%20Services%20TEMPLATE%20(rev.%2012-12-2014).doc


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:

Copy Paper: The Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium (GMHEC) has contracted with WB Mason for office supply (including paper) purchases within our institutions. W. B. Mason provides the lowest market basket pricing on products we order and offers a paid internship to one student for each school per year. The overall service and ease of website use were additional factors in our consideration. Contact ap@champlain.edu for specific WB Mason account questions. Recycled content copy paper is listed as our preferred copy paper, as it supports Champlain's economic and environmental goals.
https://www.champlain.edu/faculty-and-staff/campus-information/finance/frequently-asked-questions


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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Between 2016-2018, several Environmental Studies & Policy classes worked on a Conflict Minerals campaign and developed a Policy Statement for the College. To date, this has not been approved, but the proposed statement can be found at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GAj5cnGxX0fnl7WyhaaoHtHBjVe3s3vv

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