Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.35
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Dec. 1, 2011
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Gettysburg College
OP-11: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 2.00 Jim Biesecker
Associate Vice President of Facilites Planning & Management
Facilities Services Office
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase Green Seal (tm) or EcoLogo (tm) certified cleaning products?:

The website URL where the green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines are posted:
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:

The College is a decentralized procurement environment. Although functional purchasing areas engage in many green procurement strategies, the College does not have overarching guidelines for its disparate purchasing departments. Departments exercise judgment with regard to the acquisition of goods and services in the context of the environment based on the source, composition of materials, quantity, fit for purpose, longevity of use, and cost analysis. Such consideration, when combined with enhanced product offerings, has led to an uptick of sustainable products purchased by departments for use in campus operations.

Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning products)?:

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or EcoLogo certified cleaning products :
25,000 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning products :
50,000 US/Canadian $

A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:

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