Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.35
Liaison Amy Seeboth-Wilson
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
OP-11: Sustainable Procurement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 3.00 Amy Seeboth-Wilson
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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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:
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The policies, guidelines or directives:

We must comply with UW-System procurement rules.

UW-System states a preference for procuring products made from recycled materials (1989 Wisconsin Act 335): http://vendornet.state.wi.us/vendornet/procman/prod19.pdf

UW-System also has a policy giving preferences to minority-owned, women-owned, and Disabled Veteran-Owned businesses in our purchasing (1983 Wisconsin Act 390):
https://doa.wi.gov/Pages/StateEmployees/ProgramDescription.aspx
https://doa.wi.gov/Pages/StateEmployees/ProgramDescription.aspx
https://doa.wi.gov/Pages/StateEmployees/ProgramDescription.aspx


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:

The institution will use life cycle cost analysis where applicable. The policy (PRO-E-19 of the State Procurement Guide) is very general in nature and does not specify or itemize criteria by certain categories of product.
http://vendornet.state.wi.us/vendornet/procman/proe19.pdf


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)?:
No

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

The State Facilities standards outline standards for construction and renovation.
https://doa.wi.gov/Pages/DoingBusiness/Sustainability.aspx

The Building Commission Sustainable Facilities Policy, and Division of State Facilities (DSF) Sustainable Facilities Standards (Standards) prescribe the minimum sustainable requirements for state construction and leased facilities and they apply to all DSF projects without exception, regardless of size or budget. The fundamental purpose is to improve the overall quality and usability of state owned and leased facilities and optimize monetary, material, environmental and human resources.

Specifically, the standards specify:

- Use salvaged, refurbished or reused materials, products and furnishings for at least 10% of building materials.
- Use materials with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the post-industrial content constitutes at least 10-20% of the total value of the materials in the project.
- Use a minimum of 20% of building materials and products that are manufactured* regionally within a radius of 500 miles.
- Use renewable building materials and products (made from plants that are typically harvested within a ten-year cycle or shorter) for 5% of the total value of all building materials and products used in the project.
-70% of wood-based materials and products, must be obtained from forests certified in accordance with Wisconsin State, County or Managed Forest Law certification program and certain national certification programs listed below, for wood building components including, but not limited to, structural framing and general dimensional framing, flooring, finishes, furnishings, and non-rented temporary construction applications such as bracing, concrete form work and pedestrian barriers.
-- WI MFL Tree Farm Group Record #007 Certificate #NSF-ISR 1Y544-T1
--WI County Forest Certificate #NSF-SFIS-1Y943-S1
--WI County Forest Certificate #SCS-FM/COC-083G-
--WI State Forest Certificate #SCS-FM/COC-0007N
--WI State Forest Certificate #NSF-SFIS-1Y941-S1
--American Tree Farm System (ATFS)
--Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
--Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI)


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)?:
Yes

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

The State Facilities standards outline standards for purchasing IT equipment in new buildings-
Purchase Energy Star approved equipment and products with ECO-labels or ECO-label certifications (pg 38)
https://doa.wi.gov/Pages/DoingBusiness/Sustainability.aspx


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)?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for professional services:
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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)?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for transportation and fuels:
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Does the institution have published sustainability criteria to be applied when evaluating wood and paper products?:
Yes

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for wood and paper products:

Some product categories have some specific criteria, such as purchasing recycled paper, which there is a published information in below system link establishing that at least 40% of total paper purchase must be recycled. UW-Platteville purchases all of their copy paper as recycled paper with a minimum of 30% post-consumer recycled content, so we exceed what is required.
http://vendornet.state.wi.us/vendornet/procman/prod19.pdf


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?:
No

A brief description of the published sustainability criteria for other commodity categories:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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