Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.01
Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date April 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Arlington
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Meghna Tare
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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:
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The policies, guidelines or directives:

https://policy.uta.edu/doctract/documentportal/08D8960B8CD94A4A14AA2FDBBA908666

Recycled/remanufactured goods:Whenever possible specify the following recycled/remanufactured goods, or their use:a.Products made of recycled, remanufactured, or environmentally sensitive materials, including:i.Recycled steel;ii.100% post-consumer content office paper;iii.30% to 100% PCC color-copy paper; andiv.Recycled paper products including, but not limited to, stationery, letterhead, and business cards.b.Energy-efficient products that contain the Energy Star rating, including:i.Computers;ii.Photocopiers;iii.Other applicable office equipment;iv."Green" cleaning supplies and other applicable products, having Green Seal or Eco Logo Certification;v.Rubberized asphalt paving material;vi.Recycled motor oil and lubricants; andvii.Products produced at facilities located on formerly contaminated property.2.Local SuppliersWhen possible, give consideration to goods that are:a.Supplies, materials, equipment, or services produced in Texas and/or offered by Texas bidders;b.Agricultural products produced or grown in Texas;
Page 6 of 32c.Agricultural products and services offered by Texas bidders; andd.USA produced supplies, material or equipment.3.Economically Depressed and Blighted AreasWhen possible, give consideration to the purchase of products and services from economically depressed or blighted areas.4.Purchases from people with disabilities (WorkQuest)When the University purchases goods or services that are otherwise available from a WorkQuest supplier, the buyer may request a written justification to be provided documenting why WorkQuest goods or services were unacceptable. Information about WorkQuest goods and services can be obtained at their website.a.If a WorkQuest supplier is not chosen, the buyer may request the department purchaser to prepare a written justification documenting the reason why WorkQuest goods or services were unacceptable. Reasons may include specifications regarding quality, quantity, delivery, life cycle costs, and prices.5.Historically underutilized businesses (HUBs)The Texas Government Code requires all state agencies to make a good faith effort to increase purchases and contract awards to certified HUB’s. See UTA Procedure BF-PGS-PR-09 Contract with Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) for more information about UTA HUB policies


Does the institution employ Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) when evaluating energy- and water-using products and systems?:
No

Which of the following best describes the institution’s use of LCCA?:
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A brief description of the LCCA policy and/or practices:
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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:

Whenever possible specify the following recycled/remanufactured goods, or their use: Green" cleaning supplies and other applicable products, having Green Seal or Eco Logo Certification
https://policy.uta.edu/doctract/documentportal/08D8960B8CD94A4A14AA2FDBBA908666


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating consumable office products?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for consumable office products:

Whenever possible specify the following recycled/remanufactured goods, or their use:a
Products made of recycled, remanufactured, or environmentally sensitive materials, including:i.Recycled steel;
ii.100% post-consumer content office paper;
iii.30% to 100% PCC color-copy paper; and
iv.Recycled paper products including, but not limited to, stationery, letterhead, and business cards.


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:

Energy-efficient products that contain the Energy Star rating, including:
Computers, Photocopiers, ad Other applicable office equipment
https://policy.uta.edu/doctract/documentportal/08D8960B8CD94A4A14AA2FDBBA908666


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for professional service providers:

Local Suppliers When possible give consideration to goods that are:
a.Supplies, materials, equipment, or services produced in Texas and/or offered by Texas bidders;
b.Agricultural products produced or grown in Texas;
Page 6 of 32c.Agricultural products and services offered by Texas bidders; and
USA produced supplies, material or equipment


Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating transportation and fuels?:
No

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