Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.43
Liaison YOLANDA MENDOZA CAVAZOS
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 3.00 Miriam Sanchez Garza
MDE
Sustainability dept
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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:
The policies, guidelines or directives:

The Autonomous University of Tamaulipas (UAT) as an institution of higher education in the state incorporates strategies, criteria and objectives to promote sustainable development. One of these strategies is the generation of the purchasing manual which includes criteria and recommendations for all dependencies and schools of our campuses in order to promote the acquisition of low environmental impact products.

This manual includes the suggestion of suppliers, brands and certifications related to sustainability. The document includes several sections such as:

• Office supplies and utensils:
- This section includes recommendations of products for everyday office demand; rice fiber-based products, made with post-consumer paper, re-usable products, recycled paper, recycled plastic, non-toxic products, without paint, without gums, Water-based, free of plastic laminates, free of chlorine and phosphates, with thread, without adhesive and others.
• Promotional materials:
- In this section the university community is invited to consider ecological promotional products based on recycled PET, recycled paper, re-usable, free of BPA, biodegradable materials, etc.
• Disposable materials:
- The main point in this section is the restriction for disposible Polystyrene products. The purchase of disposable articles based on cardboard, corn starch or bamboo is suggested.
• Cleaning materials:
- Environmental cleaning products options are presented, as well as a brief description of the characteristics of these products biodegradable, free of phosphates, non-corrosive, biodegradable, water-based.

This material is available to down load at the sustainanility webpage for download.


Does the institution employ Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) when evaluating energy- and water-using products and systems?:
No

Which of the following best describes the institution’s use of LCCA?:
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A brief description of the LCCA policy and/or practices:
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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)?:
Yes

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

The Autonomous University of Tamaulipas, through the Committee for Sustainable Development and the Institute of Applied Ecology, carried out a Manual of Procedures for the Control of Urban Plagues, where it is recommended to the areas, schools or dependencies of the same the use of preventive methods minimizing chemicals, using them responsibly, reducing environmental deterioration and side effects within the university community.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating construction and renovation products (e.g. furnishings and building materials)?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for construction and renovation products:
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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?:
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 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:

The Autonomous University of Tamaulipas within its Manual of Purchases of Minor Impact recommends to all the areas, the paper of office that must buy for the handling of files of the same one.
For this, it is recommended to each school and administrative area the use of paper at least 70% post consumption.


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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