Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.91
Liaison Elizabeth Swiman
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Florida State University
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
2.25 / 3.00 Karen Gibson
Associate Director
Procurement Services
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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:

Through the Florida Statues, FSU has incorporated Life Cycle Analysis into existing state owned facilities and construction of state-financed and leased facilities.
FSU purchase order terms and conditions, that all vendors receive, includes the following:
Governing Law: This purchase order shall be governed by and under the jurisdiction of the Laws and Rules of Florida and any provision in conflict herewith, shall be void and of no effect.
Safety Standards: Unless otherwise stipulated, all manufactured items and fabricated assemblies shall comply with applicable requirements of Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and any standards there under.
Underwriters’ Laboratories: Unless otherwise stipulated, all manufactured items and fabricated assemblies shall carry U.L. approved and reexamination listing where such has been established.
Material Safety Data Sheets: In compliance with Code of Federal Regulations, 29CFR1910.1200 if this purchase order involves the shipping of any item designated as a toxic substance, such shipment must be accompanied by a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).
When federal funding is being used to procure goods/services, there are Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) that apply to purchases such as but not inclusive of: Contract Hours and Safety/Standard Act – Over time Comp. (52.222-4) Clean Air and Water (52.223-1,2) and Hazardous Materials (52.223-3).
Also, this same information above is covered in our formal solicitation documents in the terms and conditions. The solicitation document also includes the following language, which is also posted on the Procurement Services website as well:
Tobacco Free: For the Health and Wellness of our campus community, the FSU campus is Tobacco-Free. Students, faculty, staff and visitors – including vendors and contractors – will be asked to comply with this policy.
Supplier Diversity: The University is an equal opportunity institution and, as such, encourages the use of small businesses, including minority, women and veteran-owned small businesses in the provision of goods and services. Small businesses should have a fair and equal opportunity to compete for dollars spent by the University. Competition ensures that prices are competitive and a broad vendor base is available. Vendor shall use good faith efforts to ensure opportunities are available to small businesses, including minority, women and veteran-owned businesses.
For purchases to independent contractors, the contractors are told in the agreements that they have to pay all applicable employment, income, and local head taxes incurred and is required to keep in force worker’s compensation and unemployment compensation insurance in the amounts required by law and they are responsible for its acts and those of its employees and agents.
Suppliers/Vendors have to comply with all applicable federal, and state laws, rules and regulations in effect or hereafter established, including without limitation, laws applicable to discrimination and unfair employment practices.

https://procurement.fsu.edu/sites/default/files/media/pdf/StandardTermsandConditions.pdf
https://procurement.fsu.edu/supplierdiversity
https://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/65695/281554/FLCCA_Requirements&Instructions.pdf
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0200-0299/0255/Sections/0255.255.html


Does the institution employ Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) when evaluating energy- and water-using products and systems?:
Yes

Which of the following best describes the institution’s use of LCCA?:
Institution employs LCCA as a matter of policy and standard practice when evaluating all energy- and water-using products, systems and building components

A brief description of the LCCA policy and/or practices:

Per Florida Statutes, FSU is to adopt rules and procedures that include energy conservation performance guidelines based on sustainable building ratings, for conducting a life-cycle analysis of alternative architectural and engineering designs and alternative major items of energy-consuming equipment to be retrofitted in existing state-owned facilities and for developing energy performance indices to evaluate the efficiency of energy utilization for competing designs in the construction of state-financed and leased facilities.

https://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/65695/281554/FLCCA_Requirements&Instructions.pdf
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0200-0299/0255/Sections/0255.255.html


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)?:
No

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

The FSU Grounds department minimizes the use of non-organic methods to maintain campus landscaping. Building and facilities maintenance purchase organic cleaners from the affiliated Grangier store for all of campus. For further information, see OP9.


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:

All Major Projects are required to address sustainability issues including the reuse, recycling, and proper disposal of materials. All new construction is to achieve a minimum LEED certification of silver.

https://www.facilities.fsu.edu/depts/designConstr/New_Design_Guidelines/In_Progress/General%20Planning%20and%20Design%20Guidelines/Sustainability%20and%20Energy%20Efficiency%20in%20Building%20Construction%20Including%20LEED.pdf


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)?:
No

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

Where possible, FSU purchases Energy Star rated devices.


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:

Sodexo at FSU is committed to sustainable food and beverage purchasing including: local vendors, vegetarian and vegan food options, Adopt a Farm program, and Fresh Markets. Sodexo also promotes a Choose to Reuse program with washable takeout containers to minimize waste created by a mobile student body.
https://seminoledining.sodexomyway.com/explore/sustainability

Sustainability was a major factor in the dining services selection process and sustainability language was included and published in the Intent To Negotiate bid.

As Sodexo's largest account in the county, their Better Tomorrow plan is incorporated into all aspects of our dining contract: https://www.sodexousa.com/home/corporate-responsibility/sustainable-development/environment.html


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:

Florida State University is committed to the establishment, preservation, and strengthening of Small, Minority, Veteran and Women Owned Business Enterprises (SMV/WBE). The university’s procurement staff strives to employ well developed business processes that provide training, information, and an established framework for conducting procurement to those who engage in delegated small-purchasing. FSU seeks to work with and communicate to the delegated procurement community on a continuing basis to emphasize the importance of diversity in procurement.
https://procurement.fsu.edu/supplierdiversity


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?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for wood and paper products:

Departments and offices are encouraged to purchase paper made from recycled content whenever possible.


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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