Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Missouri
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
1.25 / 3.00 Srinivasan Raghavan
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have written policies, guidelines or directives that seek to support sustainable purchasing across commodity categories institution-wide?:
No

A copy of the policies, guidelines or directives:
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The policies, guidelines or directives:
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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:

MU employs LCCA when procuring equipment and systems when energy use and/or maintenance will be a significant cost of ownership.  For example, this methodology was used we purchased the biomass boiler, both during the study phase when evaluating boiler options and when we bid the biomass boiler.  These have been accomplished in request for bid formats by evaluating the total cost and using points based request for proposal formats. The decision process of when to procure equipment in this manner is not clearly defined, however generally any time we’re buying equipment where energy use and operational cost will be a significant factor we employ LCCA.


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:

All routinely used cleaning chemicals (including general purpose cleaners, floor cleaners, bathroom cleaners, glass cleaners and carpet cleaners but not including disinfectant cleaners) shall be certified by either Green Seal or Design for the Environment (DfE) as environmentally preferable cleaning products for institutional use.


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:

The MU Sustainable Design Guidelines set standards for design and construction that at minimum meets the requirements of LEED Certified construction.


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)?:
Yes

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

University of Missouri Construction Planning, Design and Contract Document contains guidelines for design-bid-build delivery method. Details are under Section 2.1.3.6 for Energy and Sustainability which state "Minimum energy conservation requirements are specified in this section. Facility designs should also include energy conservation features beyond what is required by energy conservation standards where those features can be economically justified from a life cycle cost standpoint. Principal considerations are first cost, operational cost, maintenance cost, climatic
conditions, site configuration, building orientation, building functional arrangement, building envelope, and mechanical systems as applicable to minimize the use of fossil fuels." Additional details are provided in following subsections.
https://uminfopoint.umsystem.edu/sites/fpd/public/docs/CPDG%20-%20Section%202.1%20Design%20Bid%20Build.pdf


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?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for wood and paper products:
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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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