Sustainability

Purchasing Policy

Procurement Services

Sustainable Procurement Policy

I. PURPOSE

The purpose of the Sustainable Procurement Policy is to define:

II. DEFINITIONS

Life-cycle Accounting: the process of calculating the true cost of a product over its life-span, including but not limited to: capital costs, delivery, maintenance and disposal fees.

Sustainable Procurement: the responsible acquisition of goods and services that conserve natural resources, are ethically sourced and produced. Purchasing decisions are guided by the evaluation of economic, environmental and social criteria throughout the product’s entire life cycle.

III. POLICY

  1. Those responsible for the procurement of goods and services will have regard for the development of an environmentally sustainable campus by endeavoring to purchase goods and services which meet a comprehensive range of sustainability criteria while complying with all University principles, policies, financial controls and provisions.
  2. Procurement Services is guided by the evaluation of environmental, social and economic factors to facilitate the responsible acquisition of goods and services for allWestern departments. Sustainability in procurement at Western is heightened through:

RELATED DOCUMENTS AND OTHER RESOURCES

Policy on Procurement of Materials and Supplies
http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/mapp/section2/mapp28.pdf

Procurement Services’ Sustainable Procurement Guidelines
http://uwo.ca/finance/purchasing/docs/Sustainable%20Purchasing%20Guide.pdf

Procurement Services
http://uwo.ca/finance/purchasing/index.html

Sustainability atWestern
http://sustainability.uwo.ca/

Sustainability Plan – Our path to sustainability
http://sustainability.uwo.ca/about_us/Creating%20a%20Sustainable%20Western%20Experience%20-%20FINAL.pdf

BPS Procurement Directive
http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/bpssupplychain/documents/bps_procurement_directive.html

LIFE CYCLE COST OF OWNERSHIP 

      Criteria          Cost      
1. Capital Cost
2. Delivery
2. Installation & Calibration
3. Training
4. Warranty
5. Preventative maintenance fees beyond warranty 
6. Replacement part fees beyond warranty
7. Disposal Fee
8. Estimated cost of all supplies needed to use the product for 1 year (i.e. toner cartridge) 
9. Estimate life span of product (in years)