Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.39
Liaison Corey Peterson
Submission Date July 15, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Tasmania
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 3.00 Sustainability Team
UTAS
Infrastructure Services and Development
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Does the institution have written policies, guidelines, or directives that seek to support sustainable purchasing across multiple commodity categories institution-wide?:
Yes

A copy of the policies, guidelines or directives:
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:

LCCA is used for all high value >$200k purchases of capital, as this threshold dictates the involvement of procurement category manager professionals, who are qualified in LCCA. This is stated in the University Procurement Plan, which is not publicly available.


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating chemically intensive products and services?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for chemically intensive products and services:

• Specify the toxic content of your product.
• What targets are in place to reduce the hazardous substances in the offered goods? What actions have you successfully implemented to achieve these targets?
• Do the offered goods comply with comparable industry standards? Specify which industry standards are applicable and provide details of each aspect of these standards that the goods comply with.
• Does your organisation have a program in place that enables your goods to meet industry standards in the future? Specify how this will be achieved.
• What actions are taken to reduce emissions to atmosphere during the good’s manufacture and during its


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating consumable office products?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for consumable office products:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating furniture and furnishings?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for furniture and furnishings:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating Information technology (IT) and equipment?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for Information Technology (IT) and equipment:

• Do the offered goods qualify for energy efficiency rating labels (e.g. Energy Star label) or are they rated by the Energy Rating Scheme? Please provide details of the Energy Rating.
• Do the offered goods meet the specifications provided by any independent labelling association?
• Please specify any energy consumption in the following three modes: on (normal/operating use); standby (sleep); off.
• Will the offered goods be delivered with the Energy Star capability activated?
• What are the time options for the goods to be move to low power, sleep and off modes?
• Are there any other energy-saving features associated with the offered goods?


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating food service providers?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for food service providers:
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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 service providers?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for professional service providers:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating transportation and fuels?:
Yes

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

Describe initiatives that your organisation has implemented to reduce the environmental impacts directly associated with the transportation of raw materials/ parts and/or finished goods.
Criteria that are to be commented on in responding to this requirement include:
• Initiatives in place to improve efficiencies in delivery, such as reduced travel distances and/or frequency of travel associated with distribution of goods, or transport logistics software that incorporates sustainability considerations.
• Initiatives in place to reduce the environmental impacts of travel, such as fuel efficiency, reduced air & noise pollution, or carbon emissions. This could be demonstrated (for example) by utilising vehicles that rate 4 stars or more in the Australian Government’s Green Vehicle Guide. Please provide evidence.
• Compliance with or working towards an eco-label or other credible sustainability credential relevant to transport and logistics.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable procurement program or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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