Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.27
Liaison Sarah Mittlefehldt
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northern Michigan University
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 3.00 Brandon Sager
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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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?:
No

A copy of the policies, guidelines or directives:
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The policies, guidelines or directives:
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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:

NMU Design Guidelines and Construction Standards state that when specifying systems and/or equipment, the total life cycle costs should be determined and evaluated as compared to only considering the initial costs as their impact on the environment. See attached document.


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:

Environmental Services contract encourages the use of Green Products.
5.1. Bidders are required to fill out all applicable information in Section B of the BID SHEET. This includes the “Dilution Ratio” when applicable. Pricing must be in terms of the stated Unit of Measure (UOM) for each line item. Bidders may quote the current product being used or a similar, but equivalent product. It is encouraged for vendors to quote “green” products whenever possible. Green items should be clearly identified in the Green Seal Cert column of the Bid Sheet. Product information for equivalent item(s) should be included with the proposal.

Grounds/Facilities exclusively uses Green Earth ice melter on sidewalk as a standard (however, nothing is published) https://greenicemelt.com/about


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?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for furniture and furnishings:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating Information technology (IT) and equipment?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for Information Technology (IT) and equipment:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating food service providers?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for food service providers:
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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?:
No

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