Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.63
Liaison Amy Dvorak
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Lewis & Clark College
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.25 / 3.00 Amy Dvorak
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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:

Lewis & Clark is a leader in environmental education and shall make procurement decisions that embody our commitment including local, national and global issues affecting ecological, social and economic sustainability.

Purchasing decisions should balance economic, social and environmental factors and consider the impacts resulting from production, transportation, use and disposal of products or services.

Grant Purchases of Supplies and Equipment (see Grant Webpage)
Sustainable Procurement Policy
Oregon Certification Office for Business Inclusion & Diversity to find small business, minority-owned, and women’s business enterprises.

http://www.lclark.edu/offices/business/purchasing-procurement/


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:

LCCA is used to determine the purchase of goods and systems for building projects. This is demonstrated in a number of areas including:
- our capital projects process, which includes an evaluation section on sustainability:
https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=ca785bea65a54573a1850a810ffa44ad
- our description on our operations & maintenance page:
http://www.lclark.edu/offices/facilities/operations-maintenance/
- our participation in a number of external programs such as the Strategic Energy Management program
- our campus Master Plan:
https://webdisk.lclark.edu/planning/WebPageDocs/LC_MasterPlan_CUMP_2009.pdf
- Salmon Safe certification requirements:
http://www.lclark.edu/offices/facilities/grounds/initiatives/


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:

Published criteria do not exist to evaluate chemically intensive products. For cleaning products, a green certification label is required in the housekeeping contract. This contract is not published however.


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:

The institution's construction contract outlines certification required for renovations and new construction. The certification outlines products criteria.


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:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating food services (i.e. franchises, vending services, concessions, convenience stores)?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for food services:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating garments and linens?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for garments and linens:

http://books.lclark.edu/site_values.asp?
he Lewis & Clark Bookstore is owned and operated by Lewis & Clark College. We maintain that any item bearing the Lewis & Clark name be manufactured by partners who take pride in ethical, social, cultural, economic, and environmental standards. Striving for social responsibility helps everyone from the individual to the community in which she or he lives. We are proud to have these standards set to such a high bar and will relentlessly work to raise it higher.

The Bookstore also places a heavy emphasis on obtaining as many used textbooks as possible. Through our partnerships with wholesalers throughout the country, we are able to offer hundreds of titles for rent, reducing the cost by as much as 50% to both undergraduate and graduate students.

To learn more about social responsibility and values shared by our partners and vendors, please visit the links below.
Associations

Workers Rights Consortium
Fair Labor Association
Connect2One

Vendors

Alta Gracia
JanSport
The Cotton Exchange (All products made in the U.S.)
Nike
Earth Divas


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating professional services (e.g. architectural, engineering, public relations, financial)?:
No

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

We have published criteria and policies for paper products specifically, and wood products generally (locally-sourced, sustainably managed) under our Sustainable Procurement Policy:
http://www.lclark.edu/live/files/16648-sustainable-procurement-policy


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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