Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.52
Liaison Megan Varnadore
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Sonoma State University
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Jenifer Barnett
Director of Procurement
Procurement
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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?:
Yes

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

We adhere to the following policies and guidelines:
CSU Buy Recycled Handbook: http://www.calstate.edu/csp/special-programs/

CSU Sustainability Policy: http://www.calstate.edu/cpdc/sustainability/policies-reports/

CSU Buy Recycled Products Campaign: https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/7865355/latest/#autoid-8qwgz

Executive Order 987: Policy Statement on Energy Conservation, Sustainable Building Practices, and Physical Plant Management for the California State University http://www.calstate.edu/eo/eo-987.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:

This is a CSU Policy through the State University Administrative Manual. http://www.calstate.edu/cpdc/suam/

Section 17 in the above link speaks directly to LCCA.
"When replacing energy-consuming and/or utility infrastructure equipment, the most cost-effective models will be selected. Life cycle costing procedures, instead of first capital cost only, will be utilized as the basis for all future equipment selection. All possible efforts will be made to secure additional funding if required to effect the lowest life-cycle procurement."
This is a CSU Policy through the State University Administrative Manual.
https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/7056253/latest/


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating chemically intensive products and services?:
No

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

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

http://www.calstate.edu/csp/crl/gp/gp.shtml
In all CSU General Provisions is a provision (44) for DVBE and Small Business Participation
http://www.calstate.edu/eo/eo-987.html
Executive Order 987: Policy Statement on Energy Conservation, Sustainable Building Practices, and Physical Plant Management for the California State University


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating transportation and fuels?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for transportation and fuels:

It is the policy of the CSU to meet the transportation needs of students, faculty, staff, and visitors at its campuses with safe, equitable, and cost-effective options. CSU will use the lowest life cycle cost evaluation and the greatest number of students, faculty, staff, and visitors per vehicle mile traveled (VMT) served to determine its investment of scarce funding into transportation infrastructure that increases mobility and access for all.
The CSU shall use transportation options that have the lowest total cost of ownership, lowest carbon emissions, and best fit for regional transportation needs to mitigate congestion and pollution while maintaining access to campus.

https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/7728108/latest/


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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