Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.18
Liaison Camille Kirk
Submission Date Sept. 13, 2013
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University of California, Davis
OP-12: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.16 / 2.00 Camille Kirk
Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase recycled content office paper?:

The URL where the recycled paper policy, directive, or guidelines are posted:
A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed :

There is both systemwide and local policy that provides direction on recycled content office paper. Office paper is generally purchased through the systemwide agreement with OfficeMax. Under this agreement we have negotiated better pricing for recycled content paper than for its virgin equivalent. The campus e-procurement system (UCD-Buy) returns environmentally preferable offerings first when a buyer searches for office paper, which is clearly noted with a an EPP icon. UC Davis Contracting Services also maintain a web page providing EPP information to campus customers (http://purchasing.ucdavis.edu/green/).

Does the institution wish to pursue points for Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on recycled paper)?:

Expenditures on 10-29 percent recycled-content office paper :
400 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 30-49 percent recycled-content office paper :
785,506 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 50-69 percent recycled-content office paper :
52,609 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 70-89 percent recycled-content office paper (required if claiming points for Part 2):
0 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on 90-100 percent recycled-content office paper :
94,988 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
1,008,019 US/Canadian $

Expenditures reported here include paper purchases from the primary office supply contractor as well as bulk paper purchases for the central printing operation (Repro Graphics). There may be additional unreported paper purchases from authorized sources, but this would be a negligible percentage of the overall purchases reported here.

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