Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 84.99
Liaison Pierre Lemay
Submission Date Dec. 12, 2019
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Universite Laval
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
2.50 / 3.00 Pierre Lemay
Development Advisor
Office of the Vice Rector, External and International Affairs and Health
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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:

Université Laval has in place very clear directives in its policy on procurement activities and the management of contracts on purchases, taking into account the challenges of sustainable development. Below are excerpts from the main policy articles on this subject:

1.4 Guiding principles
Procurement activities and contract management are based on the following guiding principles:
• ……
• The University’s commitment to sustainable development is reflected in procurement under the term responsible purchasing. As such, responsible purchasing is a supply activity carried out taking into account the social, economic and environmental challenges applied to goods, services, acquired construction work, the production or execution chain and logistics. of the procurement process. The University promotes through its choices:
- suppliers and their business partners who respect the fundamental rights of individuals and employees and who undertake to adopt responsible practices;
- goods, services and construction works which minimize their ecological footprint and the adverse impacts on the environment or on their users, throughout their life cycle;
- supply activities which take into account the availability of funds and the financial sustainability of the University by considering, as much as possible, all the costs linked to the possession of a good, in particular the cost of purchase , start-up, maintenance and operation and those related to worker safety and end-of-life management, for example.

2.3 Purchase of used equipment
In general, the University acquires new goods accompanied by appropriate usage guarantees. In order to promote the reuse of goods, the University accepts the acquisition of used equipment to the extent that it is of high quality and that this business opportunity is accompanied by sufficient guarantees.

APPENDIX 12: TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONCERNING THE DISPOSAL OF SURPLUS GOODS
1. GENERAL TERMS
1.4 Reuse, recycling and recovery of goods
In accordance with the general principles of sustainable development, any member of the community or administrative unit must promote the re-use of non-expired goods or functional equipment. When the goods or equipment are outdated, obsolete or non-functional and their restoration or upgrading is not possible, any member of the community or administrative unit must encourage their recycling or recovery as far as the costs involved are acceptable and that the methods used are safe, in compliance with all applicable regulations. When the quantities declared surplus of a given type of goods justify it, the University encourages the development and implementation of programs promoting the reuse and recycling of goods. The administrative units normally responsible for seeing to the disposal of these goods see to the development of these programs, in particular the Safety and Prevention Service for the disposal of hazardous materials (chemical and radioactive) and materials with biological risk such as biomedical waste, and the Building Department for any other type of equipment, supplies or waste.


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 less comprehensively, e.g. for certain types of systems or projects and not others

A brief description of the LCCA policy and/or practices:

Université Laval use LCCA for certain types of projects and products. Since 2015-2016, various types of products were evaluated using LCCA: vehicule, cartridge, paper and cardboard, bottled water, office supply, printer and promotional material.

We based our decision making on LCCA for specific topics. For example, regarding our use of reusable dishes vs compostable dishes (including energy use for that specific tropic). We used an LCCA produced by a research center specialized in LCCA analysis (CIRAIG). For more details:
https://www.polymtl.ca/durable/analyse-du-cycle-de-vie-acv
under "rapport complet"


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:

Since 2003, Université Laval includes in its main cleaning contracts clauses (sections) for the use of environmentally friendly products. For every $100,000 worth of products purchased, $92 000 is spent on Green Seal or EcoLogo certified products.

13.3 CHEMICALS PAPER AND RESIDUAL MATERIAL BAGS

ALL MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS MUST BE APPROVED BY THE UNIVERSITY REPRESENTATIVE BEFORE USING. AT NO TIME SHOULD A PRODUCT AFFECT THE HEALTH OF ITS EMPLOYEES AND OF USERS AND CAUSE THE DETERIORATION OF FURNITURE OR OTHER PROPERTY SHOULD NOT BE USED.

LAVAL UNIVERSITY WILL PROMOTE THE USE OF PRODUCTS THAT ARE MORE RESPECTFUL OF THE ENVIRONMENT. IN THIS CONTEXT, A MINIMUM OF SIXTY-TEN (70)% OF THE QUANTITY OF CHEMICALS USED ON THE CAMPUS SHOULD BE ENVIRONMENTAL AND ALL PAPER PRODUCTS (HYGIENIC AND HANDHELD) SHOULD BE MANUFACTURED FROM 100% RECYCLED MATERIAL , OF WHICH 80% POST-CONSUMPTION.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL CRITERIA REQUIRE, AMONG OTHER THAN, THAT THE CHEMICAL CLEANING PRODUCTS ARE NOT MADE FROM PHOSPHATES OR OTHER ADDITIVES FOR TOXIC DETERGENT, THAT THEY ARE NOT HARMFUL TO AQUATIC LIFE, THEY DO NOT CONTAIN BACTERIA AND THAT THEY MEET PERFORMANCE STANDARDS (SEE THE ENVIRONMENTAL CRITERIA IN VOLUME 1, SECTION 5, APPENDIX 1). THE TECHNICAL AND DATA SHEETS OF THESE PRODUCTS SHALL BE CARRIED OUT BY A CHEMIST MEMBER OF THE CHEMISTRY PROFESSIONAL ORDER, CERTIFYING THAT THESE PRODUCTS MEET THE CRITERIA REQUIRED IN THE ANNEX, OR BE APPROVED BY RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS GREEN SEAL.

THE SERVICE PROVIDER WILL PROVIDE BAGS FOR THE COLLECTION OF RESIDUAL MATERIAL. FOR WASTE, THE POLYETHYLENE BAGS SHOULD BE TRANSPARENT, BUT LIGHTLY DYED GREEN, IN ORDER TO ENABLE EASY TO SEE THE WASTE INSIDE. FOR RECYCLABLE MATERIALS OR VPM (GLASS-PLASTIC-METAL) AND FOR MINI-BINS OF OFFICES, BAGS SHOULD BE TRANSPARENT. FOR COMPOSTABLE MATERIALS, BAGS MUST BE CERTIFIED COMPOSTABLE ACCORDING TO BNQ STANDARD (NQ 9011-911 / 2007). BAGS MUST BE APPROVED BY THE OWNER BEFORE USING.

THE SERVICE PROVIDER SHOULD USE THE CHEMICAL PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN ITS SUBMISSION DOCUMENT. ANY CHANGES SHOULD BE APPROVED BY THE OWNER BEFORE USING.
THE OWNER MAY REQUIRE THE SERVICE PROVIDER TO EXPERIENCE AND USE ANY NEW EXISTING ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT IF THE COST AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THESE PRODUCTS ARE EQUIVALENT TO THE PRODUCTS ALREADY USED.
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THE SERVICE PROVIDER SHOULD USE THE CHEMICAL PRODUCTS MENTIONED IN ITS SUBMISSION DOCUMENT. ANY CHANGES SHOULD BE APPROVED BY THE OWNER BEFORE USING.
THE OWNER MAY REQUIRE THE SERVICE PROVIDER TO EXPERIENCE AND USE ANY NEW EXISTING ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT IF THE COST AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THESE PRODUCTS ARE EQUIVALENT TO THE PRODUCTS ALREADY USED.
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18 RECOVERY
18.1 PROGRAM

THE SERVICE PROVIDER SHALL PARTICIPATE IN THE LAVAL UNIVERSITY RECOVERY PROGRAM. ITS STAFF SHOULD DELIVER MATERIALS THAT ARE PART OF THE RECOVERY PROGRAM TO THE ISLANDS OF RECOVERY. IT WILL ALSO HAVE TO PROVIDE THE EQUIPMENT NECESSARY TO COLLECT RECOVERABLE MATERIAL IN ALL PREMISES WHERE IT MUST PERFORM CLEANING WORK.
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18.4 RECOVERY OF FLUORESCENT LAMPS
WHEN REPLACING FLUORESCENT AND INCANDESCENT LAMPS, THE SERVICE PROVIDER MUST REPLACE ALL BURNED LAMPS IN THE ORIGINAL BOXES. BOXES OF BURNED LAMPS SHOULD BE TRANSPORTED BY THE SERVICE PROVIDER TO LOCATIONS SPECIFIED BY THE OWNER FOR RECOVERY.
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31.14 TRANSPORT AND MOVEMENT
THE SERVICE PROVIDER MUST OWN FIVE (5) ELECTRIC CARS FOR THE MOVEMENT OF THE DAY SUPERVISOR'S ASSISTANT, EVENING OVERS, AS WELL AS FOR THE TRANSPORT OF VARIOUS PARTS OF EQUIPMENT AND CLEANING PRODUCTS BETWEEN PAVILIONS. THESE CARS SHOULD BE PROVIDED WITH MAINTENANCE-FREE AGM-TYPE SEALED BATTERIES.
THE EMPLOYEES OF THE SERVICE PROVIDER USING ELECTRIC CARS WILL HAVE TO RESPECT THE TRAFFIC REGULATIONS IN FORCE AT LAVAL UNIVERSITY.


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:

5.5 Sustainable development
5.5.1 Energy
VCH is one of the most energy-consuming on campus (current consumption of 2.25 GJ / m2), due to its
age and types of activities. The objective of this project is to reduce the overall energy consumption of the
Vachon Pavilion by 30% and to make this project a benchmark in terms of energy use
Specific strategies and analyzes required:
 Perform energy simulations of the 600 wing to determine the optimal design in
cost function (software to be recommended by the professional)
 Validate the energy saving objectives at the start of the design and verify compliance with
these at each stage of the project
 Validate the feasibility and the costs of installing, temporarily or permanently,
measurement of the energy of wing 600 in order to allow monitoring during operation
 Analyze costs / benefits / feedback on the different possible strategies:
o Replacement of existing windows vs constraints and design opportunities
o Replacement of peripheral heating with ventilation air heating
o Use of LED lighting
o Impact of increasing the indoor temperature ranges in occupied and unoccupied modes
o Use of presence detectors to reduce air volumes during the period
vacancy
FUNCTIONAL AND TECHNICAL PROGRAM
STANDARDS AND RENOVATION PROJECT
VCH-14-2027 - PHASE 3 - WING 600
VCH-14-2027 Upgrading to standards and renovating the Alexandre-Vachon pavilion February 2015 | Page 17 of 22
o Use of a heat pump and a low temperature heating network for the
energy recovery from low temperature sources. It will take
consideration that the Campus chilled water network is not able
currently providing a heat source for VCH. However, other sources of
low temperature heating can be considered.
o Other specific measures to be defined during integrated design meetings
 Design the systems to meet the following requirements:
o Allow the possibility of stopping or significantly reducing the flow of
breakdown of each laboratory or group of laboratories during the period
unoccupied and unused (example: weekends, or even for a session
of the school year). Energy recovery on evacuations
o Specify mechanical equipment in accordance with ASHRAE 90.1 standard
o Favor low speed ventilation networks (reduce static pressure)
5.5.2 Sustainability
Specify architectural and electromechanical components that offer optimal durability,
contributing to a minimum cost over the life cycle of the building. To this end, consider the products and
components of institutional type as well as of quality generally qualified as robust and for use
intensive.
5.5.3 Drinking water
In line with its sustainable development policy, the University wishes to reduce water consumption
drinking water.
Specific strategies and analyzes required:
 Use of low-consumption devices
 Installation of a vacuum network to replace the vacuum tubes
 Use of the chilled water network in processes requiring cooling
 Replacement of existing cooling systems that use domestic water with water
cooled
 Minimization of non-recirculated domestic hot water piping lengths
FUNCTIONAL AND TECHNICAL PROGRAM
STANDARDS AND RENOVATION PROJECT
VCH-14-2027 - PHASE 3 - WING 600
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5.5.4 Greenhouse gases (GHG)
In line with its sustainable development policy, the University wishes to reduce greenhouse gases
produced by the pavilion. Thus, professionals will need to assess ways to reduce the use of
steam, which is produced using fossil fuel.
5.5.5 Residual materials
In line with its sustainable development policy, the University wishes to reduce the volume of subjects
residuals produced during construction and during the life of the building.
Specific strategies and analyzes required:
 Keep the elements of the building that still have a useful life, depending on the opportunities and
other considerations. In particular, professionals will have to analyze the benefits and
disadvantages of keeping the following materials:
o Siporex partitions and terrazo plinths
o Finished floors (ceramic) in the corridors
 Carry out product waste management on site (sorting, recycling) and coordinate it with the
responsible person UL
 Provide waste recovery islands in new developments
 Provide the spaces and services required for the management of laboratory residues


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)?:
Yes

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

As part of the latest call for tenders for the purchase of servers, in collaboration with the Center des services SHARés du Québec (CSPQ), here are the sustainable development clauses included in the contract:

2.3.4 Sustainable development

The government's sustainable development strategy commits the Government of Quebec to take greener actions in the field of information technology in order, among other things, to reduce energy consumption. During government purchases, the government undertakes to favor the acquisition of more eco-responsible goods.

The CSPQ therefore encourages suppliers to carry out their contracts taking into account government commitments in terms of sustainable development. Suppliers are therefore invited to read the Administrative Policy for an Eco-Responsible Government (http://www.environnement.gouv.qc.ca/publications/2010/env20100531.htm).
Policy which aims to put public administration to work around concrete actions and practices of environmental management and eco-responsible acquisition.

2.3.4.2 Environmental certifications for the H family "x86 servers"

The supplier must provide, with its bid, a copy of the ISO 14001 registration certificate for each of the factories where its goods are built. This certificate must be issued by a registrar accredited by the Standards Council of Canada or by an accreditation body recognized by the latter.

In addition, he must provide proof of compliance with the following standards:
• ENERGY STAR
• RoHS (restriction on the use of hazardous substances)
• Lead free RoHS compliant motherboard (EU Directive 2002/95 / EC)
• Lead-free chassis compliant with RoHS

2.3.4.3 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Class A / B or ULC or UL

All goods supplied under the contract resulting from this call for tenders must be approved and approved for use in accordance with the electricity standards in force in the province, by an organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada. The accredited bodies whose certification is accepted are the following:

• Canadian Standards Association
• Underwriters' Laboratory Inc.
• Underwriters' laboratories of Canada
• Entela Canada
• Intertek Testing Services
• Met Laboratories
• TUV Rheinland of North America Inc.
• OMNI Environmental Services Inc.

All goods must bear the certification mark applicable to the accredited body. Goods that do not bear this certification mark from an accredited body will be considered non-compliant.

Servers must receive class A certification; microcomputers, laptops, monitors and all other goods not belonging to the H family "x86 servers" must receive a class B approval. As for screens and other units of the system, the supplier must certify that the radio interference emitted by this digital equipment does not exceed the limits for Class B (limits defined in the radio interference regulations made by the equivalent limits of the FCC).

Whole property must have been tested in accordance with FCC standards. Computers that have obtained FCC Class A or B certification and that have been assembled from components that have passed the test, but have not been tested for the entire system, will be considered non-compliant. compliant.

Proof of FCC Declaration of Conformity (DoC) certification may be required at any time, before or after the contract is awarded. This proof must be provided as follows:

• A copy of the entire FCC Class A / B DoC certification report, issued by an FCC-approved laboratory, indicating which product model number the FCC certification refers to, including the mark of all the constituent elements, indicating the speed of the CPU and the motherboard tested and comprising original photographs of the property showing front and rear views of the chassis tested. Any additional mandatory changes stipulated in the report must have been made.

Any system tested must bear the appropriate FCC labels indicating compliance with the preceding paragraph. The FCC label or equivalent must indicate the brand, model number and the statement "tested to comply with FCC standards" (tested in accordance with FCC standards or equivalent).

2.3.4.4 Social responsibility

The supplier, or its manufacturing partner, must adhere to the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) code of conduct and be included in the list of official members.

2.3.4.5 Recycling of Electronic Goods Canada (EPSP)

The supplier or its recycling partner must be a member of a program recognized by the Regulation on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) through the Association for the Recycling of Product


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating food services (i.e. franchises, vending services, concessions, convenience stores)?:
Yes

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

Sustainable development

The operator agrees to collaborate with the University on various sustainable development initiatives and accepts that the University periodically reassesses these initiatives. The University recognizes that certain initiatives can have financial repercussions and undertakes to take them into consideration. The approach adopted by the University has three components:

2.1. Component 1 - Obligations and prohibitions issued by the University
This component consists of the issuance of directives by the University concerning aspects of sustainable development.

2.1.1. Commitment to sustainable development
Social responsibility is the concept that designates the responsibility of an organization with regard to the social, health and environmental consequences of its activities, especially for its stakeholders. It is a permanent process of progress, not a stable state, which aims to contribute to sustainable development and to integrate ethics into the economy. The operator must:
• Make a clear and public commitment to sustainable development and the values ​​and principles it implies;
• Establish training procedures so that all new employees know the organization's commitment to sustainable development and the procedures that will result from it;
• Commit to positively influence its suppliers, customers and all other partners to also commit themselves to sustainable development and the actions that imply.

2.1.2. Responsible sourcing
Responsible sourcing is a process of acquiring a good or service that meets a need that incorporates not only quality and cost criteria, but also environmental and social criteria. Its main objective is to maximize the benefits to society, while ensuring the protection of the environment and the economic viability of the organization.
The operator must:
• Favor suppliers who are committed to sustainable development by establishing a responsible procurement policy;
• Favor local production or processing products, as specified in the University directive for this purpose (the definition of "local" will be specified according to each product category);
• Favor fish and crustaceans from certified fishing or aquaculture, as specified in the University directive for this purpose;
• Favor fair trade certified products (tea, chocolate, sugar, etc.), as specified in the University directive for this purpose;
• Offer only fair trade certified coffee in accordance with the University's directive for this purpose, or the approved equivalent;
• Offer at least three certified fair trade teas at each service point where the operator sells tea;
• Offer at least one bar of certified fair trade chocolate at each service point where the operator sells chocolate bars;
• Favor products certified environmentally responsible and in terms of animal health and welfare, as specified in the University directive for this purpose;
• Remove completely from the menu any species of fish or crustacean placed on the lists of endangered species, as specified in the University's directive to this effect;
• Clearly identify products and dishes prepared with local food and certified eco-responsible in order to inform customers.
2.1.3. Responsible waste management
The zero waste objective is characterized by the desire to adopt a new vision on the nature and the future of waste. It is based on a guiding principle: to aim for the elimination of waste at the source and at all levels of the supply chain. If we adopt a logic of environmental preservation, the objective is to operate in a closed loop, that is to say to minimize the exploitation of non-renewable resources as well as the discharges linked to human activities (emissions to soil, air, water). This means seeking to reuse and reintegrate materials into production processes. The operator must:
• Establish training procedures so that all new employees know the procedures for sorting residual materials;
• Establish work, meal preparation and storage procedures that maximize donation of surplus food to charities;
• Participate in the food surplus donation program to charitable organizations that the University will set up;
• Use all the equipment necessary for sorting residual materials, as specified by the University directive for this purpose;
• Use tinted or non-tinted (transparent) bags that meet University guidelines for this purpose (for example, green bags for waste and transparent bags for recyclable containers
Ensure that its suppliers and employees separate the plastic films from the cardboard boxes and unpack the cardboard boxes to place them in the correct recycling bin;
• Ensure good sorting quality by its employees who return the dishes to the sink and who empty the remains in composting, for example, and waste and empty recyclable containers in the appropriate bins;
• Transport materials itself into the residual materials room (s) and ensure good quality sorting of its employees;
• Participate in the characterizations of residual materials carried out by the University periodically, following the University's guidelines for this purpose (for example, by placing its materials in a place different from the usual place);
• Favor reusable dishes both at intersections and points of service and for catering services (glasses, plates, bowls, utensils, reusable lunch boxes, etc.);
• For external products (sushi, other), pre-prepared lunch boxes, prepared salads and sandwiches that are packed in plastic containers, the containers must be recyclable, ie made of plastic # 1, 2, 4 or 5.
• Prioritize sandwiches that are wrapped in compostable paper and avoid packaging of bi-materials and cellophane.
• Sell reusable cups and gourds, according to the criteria issued by the University, in addition to offering self-service reusable cups;
• Encourage the use of reusable dishes during catering services, in particular by agreeing to pick up the dishes after the event;
• Provide the organizer of an event with a catering service requiring single-use dishes the list of recyclable or compostable components in order to maximize sorting;
• Restrict the supply of drinks available in bottles, cans and cartons to encourage the consumption of these products in bulk (fountain) in washable glasses;
• Comply with the directive issued by the University with regard to single-use dishes. This directive will be periodically revised based on technological innovations (new supply of tableware or recyclable or compostable materials) and the sorting capacity of Quebec City residual materials treatment centers;
• Minimize the supply of all small non-recyclable or compostable items, or individually wrapped;
• Offer bulk milk, cream and sugar for coffee, as well as pastries and breads;
• Abolish the use of plastic straws and coffee sticks;
• Ensure that all disposable napkins used are made entirely of recycled materials and 90% post-consumer materials;
2.1.4. Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
Carbon neutrality means that an organization’s direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are equal to the sum of the efforts to reduce and offset emissions. Carbon neutrality therefore implies efforts to reduce carbon emissions at the source and offset, through the purchase of carbon credits, residual emissions. The operator must:
• Commit to minimizing its greenhouse gas emissions;
• Train employees upon hiring on GHG issues and their reduction;
• Develop work procedures that minimize the emission of GHGs;
• Inform the University as soon as it notices an anomaly in the equipment provided (ovens and gas cooking elements, cold rooms and fridge, etc.) by completing the monthly summary inspection reports or an incident and breakage report as soon as an anomaly is detected, without delay.
2.1.5. Responsible management of water resources
Aquaresponsibility is a concept that encompasses all the actions that a company should take to ensure sound management of its water resources. These actions will ensure the sustainability of the resource while enabling equitable sharing and rational use. Basically, aquaresponsibility is a sustainable development approach which is part of an integrated water resources management context. The operator must, in collaboration with the University's Building Service:
• Train employees upon hiring on the concept of reasonable use of water resources (eg good use of dishwashers);
• Develop work procedures that minimize water consumption (eg eliminate accelerated cooling by a continuous flow of cold water);
• Inform the University as soon as it notices an anomaly in the equipment supplied (for example: leaking taps in the kitchen or dining room, malfunction of dishwashers, leaking in compressors, abnormal condensation in refrigeration equipment, etc.) by completing the monthly summary inspection reports or an incident and breakage report as soon as an anomaly is detected, without delay.
2.1.6. Reduction of energy consumption
The operator must:
• Train employees upon hiring on the concept of reasonable use of the energy resource (eg, proper use of hoods as needed);
• Develop work procedures that minimize energy consumption;
• Systematically program its devices and equipment (its own and those made available by the University) so that they operate in energy saving mode as soon as possible and keep an inspection register to confirm this programming. He will make this register accessible to the University (e.g. vending machines, hoods, etc.);
• Inform the University as soon as it notices an anomaly in the equipment supplied by the institution (for example: overheating of equipment, energy loss in refrigerators, reduction in the flow rate of hoods, etc.) by completing the summary inspection reports monthly or an incident and breakage report as soon as an anomaly is detected, without delay


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:

4.5. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT

As an important player in Quebec society, Université Laval is directly affected by the many challenges that
represents sustainable development.
Impregnated since its origins with this corporate and civic responsibility, the University wishes to pursue its actions in
to preserve and improve the quality of life of people, without compromising that of others and that of generations to
come. Faced with the important environmental, social, cultural and economic challenges of sustainable development,
among other things, the University intends to encourage and promote responsible purchasing.
Responsible clothing is an item of clothing whose fibers and dyes, natural or synthetic, satisfy
high environmental criteria and whose toxicity to humans is minimized throughout their lifespan. Moreover,
a so-called responsible garment will have been manufactured in a company that respects human rights and labor standards
as defined by international conventions.
The University encourages bidders to ensure the environmental and social quality of the fabrics used for the
manufacture of their products. In this regard, the University will favor bidders who present products
meet any of these environmental certifications or qualities (see the following table) by granting them a
preferential margin of 3 to 5% per item with certification for auction purposes only.

1 The University will carry out the
calculations of this margin according to the information provided by the tenderer when the contract was awarded.

Certifications to consider: Product of Canada, Ethically Correct certified Company SA 8000, Fair Wear Foundation, Fair Labor Association, Global Organic Textile Standard, Fair Trade, Équitable Écocert, etc.


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)?:
Yes

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

The Quebec government's light vehicle acquisition policy requires that "subject to availability of the type of vehicle required, replace any existing light vehicle or fill any new need with an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle", rented through the Management Center of rolling stock in Quebec.

See following link :

http://www.cger.transports.gouv.qc.ca/CMSLibraries/Documents/politique_vehicules_legers.pdfimes


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:

Université Laval prioritize paper FSC certified and made from post-consumer materials, as mentionned in the following criteria :

Sustainable development
The SUPPLIER must submit with its bid the following sustainable development certifications for products with these requirements:

• Certification for certified paper (Sustainable forestry initiative (SFI) or FSC certification
• Acid free and elemental chlorine free paper (SCE Elemental Chlorine) and PSC (Chlorine Free Process)
• Eco-Logo certification
• All packaging must be made of fibers of a minimum of 30% recycled (box and wrapping paper) - Recycle ECO
• All packaging must be 100% recyclable


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for other commodity categories:

As part of the laboratory supply contract, clauses relating to sustainable development have been listed; which are as follows:

10.19 Sustainable development and environment
The SUPPLIER certifies that it takes into account the orientations of the PUBLIC ORGANIZATION in terms of sustainable development, energy efficiency and environmental protection. The following sustainable development criteria are mandatory:
• The SUPPLIER agrees to use only recyclable packaging (cardboard boxes and plastic bags) for the products covered by this tender,
• The SUPPLIER undertakes to use a recyclable product as a complementary product for incomplete cases delivered for the products covered by this call for tenders,
• The SUPPLIER undertakes NOT to use styrofoam in its packaging for the products covered by this invitation to tender


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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