Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.21
Liaison Chris Gardner
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2022

STARS v2.2

Douglas College
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 3.00 Louie Girotto
Associate Director
Physical Plant Services & Projects
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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:
The policies, guidelines or directives:

The purpose of the Douglas College Procurement Policy is to articulate expectations relating to Procurement and Procurement processes at Douglas College , including the principles to be followed throughout the Procurement process.

Policy Statement 3 clearly articulates the Policy's incorporation of sustainability considerations. That Statement is provided below:

3. Each Procurement decision should be made in the overall best interest of the College, its end users and communities, through the appropriate weighting of all decision-making factors, which will be inclusive of fiscal, social and environmental considerations.

a. Fiscal consideration in Procurement decision-making means assessing and weighting not only competitive pricing but also life-cycle costs, including maintenance and sustainability costs associated with the goods or service to be purchased.

b. Social consideration in Procurement decision-making means seeking and weighting information about a Vendor’s policies and practices regarding inclusion and diversity in the workplace, ethical human resources practices and commitment to human rights, including the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

c. Environmental consideration in Procurement decision-making means seeking and weighting confirmation of a Vendor’s sustainability practices; reliance on, or use of, ethically sourced and environmentally friendly products; and any designations under recognized third-party sustainability certifications (e.g., LEED, Fair Trade, Energy Star).


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:

Although Life Cycle Costing Analysis (LCCA) is referenced in the Procurement Policy, the Procurement Policy is quite new to the College and so the processes are not formally established yet with regard to LCCA as of yet.


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?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for Information Technology (IT) and equipment:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating food service providers?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for food service providers:
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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 service providers?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for professional service providers:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating transportation and fuels?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for transportation and fuels:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable procurement program or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Douglas recently adopted a new Procurement Policy that includes sustainability considerations. The College intends to expand the policy to include product-specific sustainability criteria, but at the time of report submission that had not been included. It is anticipated it will be captured in the next reporting period.

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