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Submission Date March 23, 2015
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Colorado State University
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Stacey Baumgarn
Campus Energy Coordinator
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How many of the institution’s business partners are covered by policies, guidelines and/or agreements that require adherence to minimum environmental standards?:
Some

How many of the institution’s business partners are covered by policies, guidelines and/or agreements that require adherence to minimum standards governing employee wages, benefits, working conditions and rights?:
All

A copy of the policies, guidelines, and/or agreements with the institution's business partners (or a representative sample):
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The policies, guidelines, and/or agreements with the institution's business partners (or a representative sample):

CSU vendors that are competing to become strategic business partners are required to fill out the Sustainable Vendors Survey which evaluates potential vendors (and current vendors) on aspects of life cycle analysis, recycling, green options, etc.

All of CSU's business partners must adhere to minimum standards governing employee wages, benefits, working conditions & rights per both state & federal statutes as applied to agencies of the state of Colorado. Examples are detailed in the Notes section below. Colorado State University is an agency of the state of Colorado and as a result must adhere to policies of the state.


A brief description of programs and strategies institution has implemented to ensure that the guidelines are followed, including a brief description of instances when the guidelines have changed purchasing behavior, if applicable:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s guidelines for its business partners is available:

An example of policies governing business partners are the following categories covered in the Independent Services Contract:

Equal Employment Opportunity – Contractor shall comply with E.O. 11246, “Equal Opportunity,” as amended by E.O. 11375, “Amending Executive Order 11246 Relating to Equal Employment Opportunity,” and as supplemented by regulations at 41 CFR part 60, “Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Equal Employment Opportunity, Department of Labor.”

Davis-Bacon Act, as amended (40 U.S.C. 276a to a-7) (Applicable to construction contracts of more than $2000) – Contractor shall comply with the Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 276a to a-7) and as supplemented by Department of Labor regulations (29 CFR part 5, “Labor Standards Provision Applicable to Contracts Governing Federally Financed and Assisted Construction”). Under this Act, contractors shall be required to pay wages to laborers and mechanics at a rate not less than the minimum wages specified in a wage determination made by the Secretary of Labor. In addition, contractors shall be required to pay wages not less than once a week. The recipient shall place a copy of the current prevailing wage determination issued by the Department of Labor in each solicitation and the award of a contract shall be conditioned upon the acceptance of the wage determination. The recipient shall report all suspected or reported violations to the University.

Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. 327-333) (Applicable to construction contracts of more than $2000 and other contracts involving the employment of mechanics or laborers in excess of $2500) – Contractor must comply with Sections 102 and 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. 327-333), as supplemented by Department of Labor regulations (29 CFR part 5). Under Section 102 of the Act, each contractor shall be required to compute the wages of every mechanic and laborer on the basis of a standard work week of 40 hours. Work in excess of the standard work week is permissible provided that the worker is compensated at a rate of not less than 1 ½ times the basic rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in the work week. Section 107 of the Act is applicable to construction work and provides that no laborer or mechanic shall be required to work in surroundings or under working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous or dangerous. These requirements do not apply to the purchases of supplies or materials or articles ordinarily available on the open market, or contracts for transportation or transmission of intelligence.

Combating Trafficking in Persons (22 U.S.C. 7101) – The United States Government has adopted a zero tolerance policy regarding Contractors and Contractor employees that engage in or support severe forms of trafficking in persons, procurement of commercial sex acts, or use of forced labor. During the performance of this Contract, Contractor shall ensure that its employees do not violate this policy. Should University become aware that Contractor has violated this policy, University may terminate the contract for breach in accordance with the termination clause herein.

Independent Services Contract: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCQQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.contracting.colostate.edu%2Fdocuments%2FIndependent-Services-Contract-Rev-7-18-14.doc&ei=z3TvVLPBKMzUoATl14CAAg&usg=AFQjCNF8ysd4dac-WheMz4eNhKtaEgrtBQ&sig2=Xr5ZLSV1mCYNlDahWpNPgQ

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