Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.92
Liaison Julien-Pierre Lacombe
Submission Date Nov. 14, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Ecole de Technologie Superieure
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 3.00 Jean-François Bourque
Mr
Finance department
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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:

In every calls for tender for products and services there's a paragraph about sustainable development.

«The owner is committed to promoting sustainable development and applying its principles in its policies, regulations, procedures and initiatives, taking into account the resources at its disposal, with a view to continuous improvement.

The owner expects the supplier's cooperation in applying the principles of its Sustainable Development Policy.»


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:

In the procurement policy, the use of environmentally friendly and biodegradable cleaning products is required.

It is written: « GDI Services (Quebec) SEC confirm that its procurement policy for cleaning products and maintenance equipment will reflect its commitment to sustainable development, with each purchase resulting in an environmental choice that will ensure the health and safety of its workers and the protection of the environment. »


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating construction and renovation products (e.g. furnishings and building materials)?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for construction and renovation products:

New construction projects follow the LEED Guidelines. Our two most recent buildings are certified or soon to be.

Otherwise, some sustainability related specific clauses are occasionally used in calls for tender. This is a case by case scenario wich is difficult to enumerate in this table.


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:

Printers and multifunction devices must be Energy Star certified, version v1.0 or higher. Microcomputers, laptops and tablets must be EPEAT Gold or Silver certified depending on the type of product specified. These requests are within the technical requirements of the Quebec Shared Service Centre calls for tender documents for which we have subscribed.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating food services (i.e. franchises, vending services, concessions, convenience stores)?:
Yes

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

The technical requirements of the public calls for tender for food services specify that the Service Provider must ensure an environmental management of its operations in accordance with the 3RV-E principles (reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and disposal). The use of environmentally friendly and biodegradable cleaning products is also required.


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:

The following clause is included in all calls for tender for professional services : The Owner undertakes to promote sustainable development and to apply its principles in its policies, regulations, procedures and initiatives, taking into account the resources at its disposal, with a view to continuous improvement. The owner expects the service provider to cooperate in applying the principles of its Sustainable Development Policy.


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:

Depending on the category requested, the paper must contain between 30% and 100% post-consumer fibre. It must also be FSC and Ecologo certified.


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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