|Submission Date||Feb. 15, 2016|
University of Richmond
OP-17: Guidelines for Business Partners
Strategic Sourcing Manager
Office of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing
How many of the institution’s business partners are covered by policies, guidelines and/or agreements that require adherence to minimum environmental standards?:
How many of the institution’s business partners are covered by policies, guidelines and/or agreements that require adherence to minimum standards governing employee wages, benefits, working conditions and rights?:
A copy of the policies, guidelines, and/or agreements with the institution's business partners (or a representative sample):
The policies, guidelines, and/or agreements with the institution's business partners (or a representative sample):
Below is the sustainability statement that is included in all our RFP’s:
SUSTAINABILITY: The University of Richmond is committed to environmental sustainability by encouraging faculty, staff and students to purchase products and services that minimize waste, contain a high-recycled content, use responsible production methods, and demonstrate a maximum biodegradability, reparability, energy efficiency, non-toxicity and recyclability.
Vendors are encouraged to provide an alternate bid for products, services, or process that is more environmentally beneficial. Please provide product and sustainability fact sheets for each item in the bid. The University will evaluate all bids and the award will be made, in whole or in part, to the selected vendor(s).
A brief description of programs and strategies institution has implemented to ensure that the guidelines are followed, including a brief description of instances when the guidelines have changed purchasing behavior, if applicable:
Below is the language regarding bid submissions in our standard RFP guidelines. Most vendors submit their bids via email but many have to be submitted in paper form to see the complete representation of the product.
In an effort to support sustainability it is desirable that all printed responses from vendors meet the following requirements:
•All copies are printed double sided.
•All submittals and copies are printed on recycled paper with a minimum post-consumer content of 30% and indicate this information accordingly on the response.
•Unless absolutely necessary, all bids and copies should minimize or eliminate use of non-recyclable or non-reusable materials such as plastic report covers, plastic dividers, vinyl sleeves, and GBC binding. Three-ringed binders, glued materials, paper clips, and staples are acceptable.
•Materials should be submitted in a format which allows for easy removal and recycling of paper materials.
The website URL where information about the institution’s guidelines for its business partners is available:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.