Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.68
Liaison Tara Pike
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Nevada Las Vegas
OP-14: Office Paper Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.30 / 1.00 Debra Kuhn
Purchasing Analyst
UNLV Purchasing
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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?:

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

The paper purchasing policy, directive or guidelines:

Read description in box below.

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

UNLV Purchasing & Contracts continues to support the procurement of recycled content office paper through the solicitation and contract negotiation processes. Demonstrations of the selection of paper products offered are presented by selected suppliers during Office Products Sustainable Showcase events.
UNLV encourages Green - Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) through:
A) Campus departmental/vendor collaboration & education:
1) EPP/Green Purchasing Program: http://www.unlv.edu/purchasing/green-policy
a) UNLV will only purchase recycled paper and paper products where
economically feasible and technologically compatible. This includes a
campuswide preference for recycled content office paper purchased
through our office supply vendor and Reprographics.
b) UNLV will procure products for which the United States
Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has established
minimum recycled content standard guidelines, such as printing paper,
office paper, janitorial paper, construction, landscaping, transportation,
vehicles, and non-paper office products, and which contain the highest
post-consumer content practicable, but no less than the minimum
recycled content standards established by the U.S. EPA Guidelines.
2) How to Buy: http://www.unlv.edu/purchasing/green-buy

B) Purchasing & Contracts - staff evaluation of all purchases, to ascertain if viable green options
are available
1) Preferable consideration on contracts, bids & RFPs offered to firms submitting
viable, cost effective, environmentally responsible responses
2) Reporting
3) Campus wide Involvement

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

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 487 US/Canadian $
30-49 percent 25,401 US/Canadian $
50-69 percent 4,333 US/Canadian $
70-89 percent (or FSC Mix label) 65 US/Canadian $
90-100 percent (or FSC Recycled label) 2,905 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on office paper :
239,986 US/Canadian $

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

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