Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.05
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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Grand Valley State University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.37 / 1.00 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase office paper that has recycled content and/or is certified to meet multi-criteria sustainability standards for paper?:

A copy of the paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:
The paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:

A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

GVSU is dedicated to supporting sustainable initiatives through leveraging its buying power and supplier partnerships. The University seeks supplies from businesses who share our values of environmental stewardship, social justice and economic prosperity. Sustainable responsibility refers to the acquisition of environmentally preferable products and services, supplier inclusion that is reflective of our diverse business community, and contributions to the overall economic growth and expansion of our local markets. Proposals must include evidence that the bidder's company is committed to and actively participates in social, economic and environmental responsibility. This may include a history of commitment, corporate diversity initiatives, corporate environmental policy, awards received, and samples of marketing and promotional materials. Centralized purchasing best practices for computer labs, copy centers and bathroom papers. Environmentally preferred papers are identified and given priority listing in office supplies online order sites. We participate in the West Michigan Sustainable Purchasing Consortium paper contract. GVSU includes the section listed below in all RFPs. Our RFP response form requires bidders to identify environmentally preferred paper products. Vendor awarded contracts are required to provide product specification sheets, participation and spend reports. Procurement staff interact regularly with vendor account representatives.

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on office paper)?:

Expenditures on office paper with the following levels of post-consumer recycled, agricultural residue, and/or FSC certified content::
Expenditure Per Level
10-29 percent 0 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 83,131.52 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 0 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 2,596.17 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
215,904.98 US/Canadian $

The website URL where information about the paper purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines is available:

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