Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.07
Liaison Julien-Pierre Lacombe
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Ecole de Technologie Superieure
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 3.00 Philippe Lacombe
Agent d'approvisionnement et de gestion administrative
Service de la gestion des actifs immobiliers
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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:

In every call 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?:
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 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?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for furniture and furnishings:

According to Appendix 1.04.16 "Sustainability Criteria" of the "Bid Form" for procurement tenders, several mandatory sustainability criteria are required. These criteria apply to purchases made under contract.

- Offer products with packaging that is 100% compostable or recyclable in Quebec.
- Products under contract must be delivered in shipping boxes made of 100% post-consumer fiber.
- Greenguard Certification
- The products supplied under the contract must reduce the presence of toxic products:
1) Adhesives contained in the product are water-based or alternative solvent-based.
2) Coatings (varnishes, paints) are solvent free or solvent alternative.
3) Foams and padding (chairs, partitions) do not contain any H/CFCs (ozone) or flame retardants hazardous to human health (among others: PBDEs, HBCDs, PFOAs, long-chain CFPAs, PFOS).
4) The plastic does not contain any substance that may bioaccumulate or cause cancer to the user. G12

On another note, here are the environmental sustainability criteria listed regarding chairs and loveseats:

- To obtain the ten (10) percent preferred margin, the Supplier will be required to include in its Bid proof that its Equipment meets one of the following certifications:
1. Cradle2Cradle Certifications (www.mbdc.com)
2. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifications
3. LEED environmental certifications (www.usgbc.org)
Or demonstrate, in detail, its environmental management program that lists the measures implemented to protect the environment.

- Seat, arms and backrest: high resiliency polyurethane foam "Necor" from Domfoam or Velva or equivalent approved by the Owner, density of the foam varying between 2.4 and 2.7 pounds, polyester cover. Do not use futon type upholstery, upholstery must be free of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC), volatile organic compounds (VOC) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).


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:

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 Center calls for tender documents for which we have subscribed.


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:

The technical requirements of the public calls for tender for food services specifies 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. More environmentally friendly food ware is being used by the school's food service provider: a discount is also offered when a reusable mug is used for hot drinks.


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?:
Yes

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

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?:
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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