Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.35
Liaison Peter Stiling
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of South Florida
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.75 / 3.00 George Cotter
Associate Director
Purchasing Services
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Does the institution have written policies, guidelines or directives that seek to support sustainable purchasing across commodity categories institution-wide?:
Yes

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

See attached


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 as a matter of policy and standard practice when evaluating all energy- and water-using products, systems and building components

A brief description of the LCCA policy and/or practices:

Florida Statute § 255.254 No facility constructed or leased without life-cycle costs.—
(1) A state agency may not lease, construct, or have constructed, within limits prescribed in this section, a facility without having secured from the department an evaluation of life-cycle costs based on sustainable building ratings.

These standard Practices are also directed by USF, including submittal details and instructions:
http://www.usf.edu/administrative-services/facilities/documents/design-construction/psg.pdf
http://www.usf.edu/administrative-services/facilities/design-construction/guidelines-standards.aspx
http://www.usf.edu/administrative-services/facilities/documents/design-construction/psg-exhibit-07.docx


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:

Contract documents require green certified products:
The University of South Florida is an environmentally “Green” Institution and all custodial products used should be environmentally safe, and produced using sustainable/recyclable materials.

http://www.usf.edu/business-finance/purchasing/public-bids/bid-documents/17-04-mh-custodial-pats.pdf


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:

In 2010, Florida Statute § 255.2575 declared that all county, municipal, school district, water management district, state university, community college, and Florida state court buildings shall be constructed to comply with a sustainable building rating system or a national model green building code. This statute is applicable to all architectural plans which are commenced after July 1, 2008.


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:

All vehicles purchased (with the exception of police vehicles or vehicles that run on diesel fuel) must be flex fuel compliant. This means the vehicles can run on
ethanol (E85). Hybrid and electric vehicles are allowable alternatives to flex fuel compliance. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/epact/index.html 2015
– 2025 CAMPUS MASTER PLAN UPDATE Policy 5.1.3.5: Following the Bull Runner system’s use of biofuels as an example, the University shall consider providing
additional alternative fuel vehicles for its campus fleet with biofuels and electric vehicles as potential options to reduce the University’s carbon footprint and reduce
reliance on non-renewable energy including fossil fuels.


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)?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for transportation and fuels:

All vehicles purchased (with the exception of police vehicles or vehicles that run on diesel fuel) must be flex fuel compliant. This means the vehicles can run on
ethanol (E85). Hybrid and electric vehicles are allowable alternatives to flex fuel compliance. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/epact/index.html 2015
– 2025 CAMPUS MASTER PLAN UPDATE Policy 5.1.3.5: Following the Bull Runner system’s use of biofuels as an example, the University shall consider providing
additional alternative fuel vehicles for its campus fleet with biofuels and electric vehicles as potential options to reduce the University’s carbon footprint and reduce
reliance on non-renewable energy including fossil fuels.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for other commodity categories:

2015 – 2025 CAMPUS MASTER PLAN UPDATE Policy 7.5.3.12: The University shall develop a plan to implement LEED based projects to promote less energy use
and thereby reduce the electric and fossil fuel demand. Policy 7.7.2.4: The electrical design of all future building construction shall be designed to achieve at
minimum a Silver LEED rating. Policy 8.5.9: The University shall endeavor to reduce and prevent “light pollution” and its impact on nocturnal environment by
meeting relevant LEED credit guidelines in new development and through phased replacement of non-compliant lighting campus wide.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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