Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.29
Liaison Seth Vidana
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Western Washington University
OP-13: Vendor Code of Conduct

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Susan Banton
Procurement & Supply
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Does the institution have and act on a vendor code of conduct or equivalent policy that sets expectations about the social and environmental responsibility of vendors with whom the institution does business?:

The website URL where the vendor code of conduct or equivalent policy is posted :

A copy of the vendor code of conduct or equivalent policy:
A brief description of programs and strategies institution has implemented to ensure the code is followed, including a brief description of instances when vendor code of conduct has changed purchasing behavior within the last five years, if applicable:

*The University is committed to purchasing products and services whose environmental impacts are found to be less damaging to the environment and human health. The University expects suppliers to continuously develop price competitive and safe products and services that help us achieve our environmentally preferred purchasing objectives.

*The University has a long tradition of support for programs which foster diversity in our institution and expects our suppliers to mirror our commitment to expand opportunities for diverse businesses.

Third party phone and cable providers often attempt to distribute their phone books to various buildings on campus. The Western Washington University Purchasing Department strongly discourages this soliciting as it violates the *WAC 516-24-110 Vendor Solicitation Act. (stated below)

Susan Banton, the Procurement & Supply Supervisor in the WWU Purchasing office says, "We do not allow alternative phone companies to distribute their phone books [on campus] as they are a waste of money and paper. We are dedicated to one phone provider (Century Link) and we encourage them to promote online directories and limit on campus phone books."

*In accordance with WAC 516-24-110 Door-to-door on-campus solicitation is prohibited. All unsolicited sales contacts shall be restricted to the office of the division of purchases (Purchasing Department.)

*Taken from the WWU Vendor Guide (Attached)

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