Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 26.15
Liaison Hector Davis
Submission Date June 26, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Tarleton State University
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.32 / 1.00 Jason Newman
Central Services Supervisor
Support Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

As mandated by State Government Code, Tarleton State University is bound by the following:

Sec. 2155.445. PREFERENCE FOR RECYCLED, REMANUFACTURED, OR ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE PRODUCTS. (a) The commission and state agencies shall give preference to recycled, remanufactured, or environmentally sensitive products, as those terms are defined by rule of the commission, in purchases made under this subtitle if:
(1) the product meets state specifications regarding quantity and quality; and
(2) the average price of the product is not more than 10 percent greater than the price of comparable nonrecycled products.
(b) The commission regularly shall review and revise its procurement procedures and specifications for the purchase of goods to:
(1) eliminate procedures and specifications that explicitly discriminate against recycled, remanufactured, or environmentally sensitive products, as those terms are defined by rule of the commission; and
(2) encourage the use of recycled, remanufactured, or environmentally sensitive products.
(c) In developing new procedures and specifications, the commission shall encourage the use of recycled products and products that may be recycled or reused or that are remanufactured or environmentally sensitive.
(d) In addition to the products covered by the definition adopted by rule under this section, in this section "recycled product" includes recycled steel products. The preference for recycled steel products under this section applies also to products purchased in connection with projects described by Section 2166.003.

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 41, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 426, Sec. 6, eff. June 18, 1999; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1033, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1180 (H.B. 3395), Sec. 1, eff. June 17, 2011.


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

Tarleton State University has incorporated adherence to the requirements of the above referenced State Government Code into our Standard Administrative Procedures, which are official documents to which the university must adhere

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 17,234 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) 0 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
69,558 US/Canadian $

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