|Submission Date||July 25, 2012|
University of Puget Sound
OP-T2-38: Materials Exchange
Associate Vice President of Business Services/Community Engagment
Does the institution have a surplus department or formal office supplies exchange program that facilitates reuse of materials?:
A brief description of the program:
The university centralized its purchasing in 2011. This included establishing a new central Procurement Service Warehouse. Procurement staff now provide campus services to exchange materials between departments within the university, to provide materials from storage, and to coordinate surplusing materials from campus to off-campus entities. These processes are being electronically formalized through a new procurement website. This will include electronic surplus forms accessible to campus community members to expedite the process.
In 2012 a group of business students commenced a business venture called CentsLess LLC. Their start-up company provides a means for students to borrow books, bicycles, tents, tools, electronics, or other items from other students on the same campus free of charge. This business was created through Business 440, a Business and Leadership entrepreneur course described at http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/undergraduate/school-of-business--leadership/course-descriptions/. These students won a top entrepreneurial prize for the class project.
The website URL where information about the program is available:
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