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Liaison Mark Maxwell
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2016
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University of California, Merced
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Karen Meade
Director of Procurement Services
Procurement Services
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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?:
Yes

A copy of the paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:
The paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:

Please see UC Sustainable Practices Policy attached pg. 20.

*The University will phase out the use of virgin paper and adopt a minimum
standard of 30% Post-Consumer Waste (PCW) recycled content paper to be
used in all office equipment (e.g., multi-function devices, copiers, printers, and
fax machines).

*University Procurement Services will use its Strategic Sourcing Program to
negotiate better pricing for commodities with recycled content compared to
commodities without recycled content, where such opportunities exist.

* Through the Strategic Sourcing Program, University Procurement Services will
develop language and specifications for RFIs, RFQs, and RFPs stating that
recycled content product offerings be required where they exist.

* Suppliers are discouraged from bringing hard copies of presentations to
Quarterly Business Reviews. Suppliers are encouraged to present all
information in electronic format that is easily transferable to University staff.

*Suppliers and consultants are encouraged to print RFIs, RFQs, RFPs, Price
Schedule Agreements, and required reports on a minimum of 30% PCW
recycled content paper, using narrow margins and both sides of the page.
These documents shall be clearly marked to indicate that they are printed on
recycled content paper.


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

The University Strategic Sourcing Contracts for office paper require suppliers to provide sustainable products and services that are in accordance with and/or exceed the University policy requirements. 30% or higher post-consumer recycled paper has been a campus standard since 2004.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on office paper)?:
Yes

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 672 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 42294 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 6821 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 0 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 13 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
49799 US/Canadian $

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

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