Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.35
Liaison Wesley Enterline
Submission Date April 22, 2015
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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
OP-13: Cleaning Products Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Wesley Enterline
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning and Management
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Does the institution have an institution-wide stated preference to purchase third party certified cleaning and janitorial products?:

A copy of the green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:
The green cleaning product purchasing policy, directive, or guidelines:
http://vendornet.state.wi.us/vendornet/asp/ContractDetail.asp?SystemContractNumber=2588 Awarded vendors of this contract will work with end-users to replace non-green certified cleaning chemicals with Green Certified (Green Seal, Ecologo or EPA DfE) chemicals through product testing processes.

A brief description of steps the institution has taken to ensure that the purchasing policy, directives, or guidelines are followed:
Compliance with UW System purchasing guidelines are required, but there is a campus green cleaning policy that provides further direction on the purchase and use of these products.

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products)?:

Expenditures on Green Seal and/or UL Environment (EcoLogo) certified cleaning and janitorial products:
0 US/Canadian $

Total expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products:
248,000 US/Canadian $

Has the institution's main cleaning or housekeeping department(s) and/or contractor(s) adopted a Green Seal or ISSA certified low-impact, ecological (“green”) cleaning program?:

A brief description of the institution’s low-impact, ecological cleaning program:
The purpose of the Green Cleaning Policy is to implement green cleaning practices and product use to optimize environmental conditions for all building occupants and maintenance personnel by minimizing potentially hazardous chemical, biological, and particulate contaminants, which adversely affect air quality, human health, and the environment. To fulfill LEED O&M EQ Prerequisite requirements, every attempt is made to select materials that meet the requirements of EQ – Green Cleaning: Cleaning Products and Materials and EQ– Green Cleaning: Cleaning Equipment.

A copy of the sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:
The sections of the cleaning contract(s) that reference certified green products:
http://vendornet.state.wi.us/vendornet/asp/ContractDetail.asp?SystemContractNumber=2588 1.1 In addition to providing competitive pricing for the state’s most commonly used cleaning chemical products and janitorial supplies, this solicitation will provide Equivalent products and Green Certified (Green Seal, Ecologo or EPA DfE) cleaning chemical products. Awarded vendors of the contract resulting from this RFB are expected to work with authorized end-users to replace non-Green certified cleaning chemicals with Green certified (Green Seal, Ecologo or EPA DfE certified) cleaning chemicals through product testing processes. Contractors are also expected to provide end-users with current cleaning methods and techniques for using Green Certified cleaning chemicals. 6.4.3 Contractor is encouraged to provide advice to end-users about efficient and economical solutions to cleaning problems. Contractor is encouraged to keep end-users updated on the latest Green Certified (Green Seal, Ecologo or EPA DfE certified) products within their category of award. 6.4.4 The Bureau of Procurement is committed to expanding the Green Certified (Green Seal, Ecologo or EPA DfE certified) product lists for all Tier 1 categories. To this end, awarded vendors are encouraged to work with end-users in performance testing processes of Green Certified sample products to replace non-green products. 7.1 Tier 4: Bidder shall submit a percent discount off of a dedicated Green Certified (Green Seal, Ecologo and/or EPA DfE certified) manufacturer’s catalog or list prices. Bidder will also submit the publication number and date of the price lists that discount is derived from. Upon request by the Bureau of Procurement, Bidder must provide documentation of their company’s price lists.

The website URL where information about the institution’s green cleaning initiatives is available:
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